Alec Baldwin shot gun killed director photography on set of Rust

Alec Baldwin, who is recognized for his stakes in Saturday Night Live, accidentally fired a prop gun, resulting in the death of a woman while filming a movie in New Mexico of a shooting of the film Rust, which stars the actor, reported US authorities.

According to Sant Fe County Sheriff’s Department, two individuals were hit by gunfire while filming a scene on the set of the western movie Rust, while the woman was taken to a nearby hospital, but moments later she passed away.

“According to investigators, it appears that the scene being filmed contemplated the use of a prop gun when it was fired. Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was fired,” adds the text.

A 42-year-old woman she was airlifted to a hospital where he died, and a man of the same age was taken by ambulance to another medical center where he is receiving emergency care.

“The Sheriff’s Office [del condado de Santa Fe] confirms that the two individuals who were shot on the set of Rust“They were Halyna Hutchins, 42, director of photography, and Joel Souza, 48, director of the film. They were shot when a prop gun was fired by Alec Baldwin, producer and actor,” the office said in a statement.

According to the Deadline publication, a “main member of the cast manipulated a weapon during a rehearsal without knowing that it was loaded, wounding two people, a man and a woman. The man was shot in the shoulder, and the woman was transported by track. to the hospital for stomach surgery. “

Rust is a western film starring Baldwin and directed by Joel Souza. In the production, 63-year-old Baldwin plays Harland Rust, an outlaw whose grandson is charged with murder, and with whom he flees when he is sentenced to hang for the crime.

The accident occurred while a scene was being filmed at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, a famous location for movies in the United States, where they have also been recorded Cowboys & Aliens and Longmire.

The patrols headed to the crash site in the early afternoon, after receiving an emergency request.

“Production has been discontinued for now. The safety of our cast and crew is our highest priority,” the film’s co-producer Baldwin’s team was quoted as saying by KOB television.

Who was Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who died on the set of ‘Rust’?

The director of photography, Halyna Hutchins had few productions regarding her experience in the cinema; However, at her young age she had already made several films as a cinematographer, such as Archenemy (2020), Darlin ‘(2019) and Blindfire (2020).

On social media, Halyna described herself as a restless dreamer, adrenaline junkie, director of photography, a graduate of the AFI film conservatory and also living in Los Angeles.

According to her bio, Halyna Hutchins graduated from the AFI Conservatory in 2015 and has been in several successful productions since then. In fact, she was selected as one of the American Director of Photography’s Rising Stars of 2019, as well as the Director of Photography for the 21st Century Fox DP Lab in 2018.

His work on Adam Egypt’s superhero action film Mortimer Archenemy, starring Joe Manganiello, premiered at Beyond Fest 2020 and was in official competition at the Sitges International Film Festival, receiving a Best Picture nomination.


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