The Moulin Rouge filmmaker was directing a scene at the time. ''We were on quite a cramped set and he was ducking under the crane," co-producer Anton Monsted told the newspaper. "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 was forced to wrap early following Luhrmann's injury, allowing the cast and crew to travel one day early for the holiday. Filming will resume in the new year. Aside from Luhrmann's injury and bad weather, Monsted said "filming has gone extremely well. The only obstacle we've really faced has been bad weather.''
The Great Gatsby, an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous novel, has been shooting in Australia for almost three months. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, the film is set to hit theaters on Christmas 2012.