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OTRC: Baz Luhrmann injured on the set of 'The Great Gatsby' in Australia

Director Baz Luhrmann was injured on the set of his upcoming film "The Great Gatsby" in Australia recently.

Luhrmann, who is known for directing films like "Romeo + Juliet" and "Moulin Rouge," needed three stitches after he bumped his head into a camera crane, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Anton Monsted, a co-producer on the film, told the news outlet that Luhrmann was directing a scene when the incident occurred.

''We were on quite a cramped set and he was ducking under the crane,'' Monsted told the Herald. ''He struck his head on the weights on the end of the camera crane. He split open his head and we had to get the doctor.''

Filming on the production was stopped a day early by producers and stars including Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan were allowed to leave earlier for the holidays. Filming on the movie will begin again after New Year's.

The movie is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name. The movie stars DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, Isla Fisher as Myrtle Wilson and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, the narrator.

Filming reportedly began in late August. The film is set to be released in both regular format as well as in 3D in the United States in November 2012.

Robert Redford played Gatsby, a shady millionaire, and Mia Farrow played his character's love interest Buchannan, who Gatsby courted and lost due to their differences in their social statuses, in a 1974 film that was based on a screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola.

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