Luhrmann Rushes To Complete Australia Before Premiere12 November 2008
Luhrmann Rushes To Complete Australia Before Premiere
The Moulin Rouge moviemaker has spent four years shooting the $130 million (GBP84.2 million) movie, which features Aussie superstars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman as lovers during the Second World War.
But despite the long-awaited movie's release date fast approaching, Luhrmann admits he still has to edit certain footage.
He tells the BBC, "We're right up against it, I literally have to - on Friday - push that button."
And the filmmaker has another obstacle in his way - he must fly from the U.S. to Sydney, Australia to finish his film.
He adds, "This is really dangerous, I hope there's no problem with the plane going back."
However, Luhrmann refutes claims he is behind schedule because studio bosses demanded he scrap the film's ending - after they reportedly found the finale too sad.
He says, "You really think that on my films people tell me what to do? I don't think so - on my films I decide."
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