Alec Baldwin Shoots The Cinematographer Of His Latest Film Dead With A Prop Gun

MOVIE NEWS – One film crew member was killed and another injured after actor Alec Baldwin fired a firearm on the set of his film Rust in New Mexico on Thursday, according to a law enforcement statement obtained by CNN.


A fatal accident occurred on the set of Alec Baldwin‘s latest film, the western Rust. The actor, who is also one of the producers of the film, shot the film’s cinematographer, 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins, dead with a prop gun while on set or shooting a scene in circumstances that are still unclear. The film’s director, 48-year-old Joel Souza, was also injured.

“We are still trying to determine what type of bullet was in the gun,” said Juan Rios, spokesman for the Santa Fe sheriff’s department. The film is being shot at the legendary western location at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico.

Halyna Hutchins, who was considered a rising star, was transported by helicopter to Albuquerque University Hospital after the incident, where she died of her injuries. The director Souza is being treated at the Christus St. Vincent District Medical Center in nearby Santa Fe, and his condition has not yet been released.

Representatives for Alec Baldwin, 63, and the co-producers of his film have not yet responded to the New York Times’ inquiry. In the western, “Rust,” Baldwin plays an old outlaw whose 13-year-old grandson is convicted of wrongful death.

As for Rust, “the western tells the story of outlaw Harland Rust (Baldwin), who has had a price on his head for as long as he can remember. When his estranged 13-year-old grandson Lucas (Noon) is convicted of accidental murder and sentenced to hang, Rust travels to Kansas to free him from prison. Together, the two fugitives must escape from legendary U.S. Marshal Wood Helm (Jensen Ackles) and bounty hunter Fenton “Preacher” Lang (Fimmel), who are hot on their trail. Deeply buried secrets rise from the ashes, and an unexpected family bond begins to form as the mismatched duo attempt to survive the unforgiving American frontier.

It all sounds promising, but tragedy may mean that the film never gets made.

Source: CNN, BBC

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