Nicolas Cage reportedly hired a Voodoo Priestess to remove a curse on his new movie, after two car accidents in two days left crew members and bystanders injured.
The crashes caused chaos on the New York City shoot for The Sorcerer's Apprentice last month (May09).
First, a stuntman lost control of a Ferrari and hit two pedestrians on the sidewalk; then just days later, an SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) struck a parked car, injuring nine crewmembers.
According to the National Enquirer, Cage blamed the accidents on a curse and hired a mojo lady to break the spell.
A set source tells the tabloid, "Everyone was shocked when the voodoo woman arrived on the set. She was wearing a long black and purple dress, had long stringy hair - and carried a broom. She sprinkled 'Voodoo Dust' on the pavement as she chanted weird phrases to frighten bad spirits."
And Cage's efforts appear to have worked its magic - there have been no further accidents since the odd ceremony.