Man stabbed on the set of Anne Hathaway's new movie

Anne Hathaway. (Getty Images)
Anne Hathaway. (Getty Images)

Cape Town – A man was reportedly stabbed on the set of Anne Hathaway's new movie, Witches.

The incident took place at one of the Warner Bro Studios' stages in Leavesden, Hertfordshire in England.

The Hertfordshire Constabulary said in a statement that the man sustained a neck injury and was taken to the hospital.

"A second man was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and is currently in police custody. It is believed the men are known to each other. Enquiries are continuing at this time to establish the circumstances around what happened," said the police.

Variety reports that Warner Bros declined to comment as the police are investigating the matter.

A source told The Daily Mail that they heard it was a fight between a stagehand and a rigger.

"This is a very big production and very embarrassing for Warner Bros. Things can get quite heated on set, but I've never known of anything like this to happen in all the years that I've been involved in the industry."

Director Robert Zemeckis helms the remake of the 1990 movie, The Witches based on Roald Dahl's book.

Anne will play the Grand High Witch. Other cast members include Chris Rock and Octavia Spencer.