Brad Pitt is starring in new World War II drama 'Fury' which is been filmed on a set in Pyrton, Oxfordshire. A 35 year-old Briton was in the midst of filming a battle scene when he was inured accidentally with a bayonet on Tuesday morning (Oct 15th).
The set of 'Fury'
The nine-inch blade pierced his shoulder and he was taken to Oxford's John Radcliffe hospital by air ambulance.
The police were called but are not treating the stabbing as a crime and have referred the incident to the Health and Safety Executive for a possible investigation.
A spokesperson for the local police has said, "The matter has been left with the HSE at this stage." According to The Telegraph, the stuntman remains in hospital but is in a stable condition.
Brad Pitt, his co-star Shia LeBeouf and the director David Ayer, were not present when the incident occurred.
The suntman was injured with a real bayonet
The film's production unit have confirmed that two stuntman were filming a pre-rehearing an action scene, and a spokesman said, "The sequence was taking place away from the main unit, and neither the director nor any of the principal actors were working on that particular sequence."
Adding, "He was injured by a bayonet and he has been taken to hospital where we are checking in for information and progress."
According to the BBC, a letter form Pinewood Studios was sent round to the nearby residents of Shirburn, Pyrton and Watlington, informing them to expect "intermittent controlled gunfire and explosives".
Pitt plays the role of Sgt Wardaddy, who commands a five man crew and a Sherman tank as they go behind enemy lines on a deadly mission.
'Fury' is slated for a release in November 2014.
Pitt stars as Sgt Wardaddy in the upcoming World War II drama