A few days back, an incredibly tragic accident happened on the sets of Alec Baldwin movie. During the shooting of Rust, the actor fired a prop gun. However, it resulted in the death of the director of photography, Halyna Hutchins. At the same time, the director of the film, Joel Souza got injured. According to reports, few crew members walked away from the sets due to poor safety issues. Despite the protests, no one was willing to hear the crew.
Unfortunately for Alec Baldwin, the tragedy occurred through his hands
During the shooting of Rust in New Mexico. Alec Baldwin tested a prop gun. Unbeknownst to him, the gun had live rounds. Unfortunately, it killed the cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins. Immediately, she was transferred to the University of New Mexico Hospital via a helicopter. However, she passed away on the way. At the same time, the director of the film, Joel Souza, also got injured from the gun Alec Baldwin fired. He is in the Christus St. Vincent’s Regional Medical Center recovering from the wounds. According to the official statement:
“According to investigators it appears that the scene being filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged. Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged.”
Shortly after the incident, Alec Baldwin also released a statement, expressing his deep sorrow. At the same time, he lends out his support for Hutchins’ husband and son.
According to the reports, the crew members protested the lack of safety measures on the film set
Hours before the incident with Alec Baldwin, several crew members walked off the film set. At the same time, there had been an incident of misfiring a week before. According to sources, at least six camera crew members left the sets and demanded better conditions. All of them are part of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Union. In order to replace these crew members, Alec Baldwin and his team hired non-union members. One of the crew members took to social media to give the details and said:
Last night, we each wrote resignation letters. We cited everything from lack of payment for three weeks, taking our hotels away despite asking for it in the deals. As well as lack of COVID safety. On top of that, poor gun safety. We wrote about it last night and walked this morning because of it. They brought for non-union guys to replace us and tried calling cops on us. Only people that stayed were Halyna and Reid.
Apart from starring in the film, Alec Baldwin is also the producer of Rust. According to the synopsis, the story is about a 13-year-old boy who is on the run with his estranged grandfather. He was sentenced to hang after the accidental killing of a local rancher. Other than Alec Baldwin, the cast includes Jensen Ackles and Travis Fimmel.