Australian director Baz Luhrmann's highly anticipated adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" has temporarily halted production after Luhrmann was injured on the set during filming.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the injury -- which Luhrmann is thankfully expected to fully recover from -- took place when the director of "Moulin Rouge" and "Romeo + Juliet" was beaned with the business end of a crane. After consulting physicians, the decision was made to send everyone home for Christmas and pick up production after both the holidays and Luhrmann's headache had passed.
"We were on quite a cramped set and he was ducking under the crane," co-producer Anton 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."
"The Great Gatsby," which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, will resume filming after the new year and should still be on track for a Christmas, 2012 release.
"Filming has gone extremely well," Monsted said, Luhrmann's injury notwithstanding. "The only obstacle we've really faced has been bad weather."
Bad weather and giant head-smashing cranes, that is. Get well soon, Baz!