- Famous actor Alec Baldwin is involved in a tragedy.
- The film’s cinematographer died.
- The director of the film is in serious condition in the hospital.
Images of the place where famous actor Alec Baldwin accidentally killed the cinematographer of a movie and injured the film’s director come to light. The movie he was shooting is called “Rust”, and the incident occurred when he fired a prop pistol that he allegedly did not know was loaded.
In addition to the deceased woman, identified as Halyna Hutchins, 42, the shots also wounded the director of the film, Joel Souza, 48, who was transferred to the intensive care unit of the Christus St. Vincent medical center, in the vicinity of Santa Fe, in the state of New Mexico, reports Efe.
Photographs of actor Alec Baldwin come to light after accidentally killing a woman
Some photographs published by the local newspaper Santa Fe New Mexican They show Alec Baldwin anguished at the door of the Santa Fe Sheriff’s office, where according to that medium he was questioned about the event that went around the world last Thursday night, October 21.
The incident occurred around two in the afternoon at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, where several scenes from the ‘western’ “Rust” were filmed, in which Alec Baldwin acts as a producer as well as a protagonist, reports Efe. The Sheriff’s office has opened an investigation to clarify what happened.
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“I ask for your prayers tonight folks, not much more can be said than please pray for everyone involved in the wake of this tragic accident, thank you,” said the actor’s brother, Stephen Baldwin in Instagram. The investigation also seeks to find what type of projectile the weapon had, which is not known if it was used during the recording of a scene or in a rehearsal. “Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was fired.
The incident continues to be an active investigation, ”the department explained in a statement obtained by Efe. For the moment, the authorities rule out filing criminal charges. The company in charge of the film’s production issued a letter saying that the entire team is “devastated” by what happened and promised to offer psychological help to all people related to the filming, which will be suspended indefinitely.
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“We send our deepest condolences to the family of Halyna Hutchins and her loved ones,” added the statement obtained by Efe. Earlier, the cinematographers’ union (International Cinematographers Guild) went ahead by identifying the fatality in a statement.
“We received the devastating news that one of our members, Halyna Hutchins, director of photography for a production called ‘Rust’ in New Mexico, has died from injuries sustained on set,” said John Lindley, president of the union. “The details are not clear at this time,” he added.
“This is a terrible loss”
“We are working to obtain more information and we support a full investigation into this tragic event. This is a terrible loss, ”he added later. Halyna Hutchins graduated from the American Film Institute in 2015 and worked on such films as “Archenemy.” It is unknown how many team members were present at the time of the event.
During the days of filming “Rust” he shared several photographs on Instagram, one of them with a letter that said: “One of the best parts of recording ‘westerns’ is having mornings like this.” The New Mexico filming office indicated on October 6 that the filming of “Rust” employed 22 actors, 75 technicians and more than 230 extras.
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The accident is reminiscent of the death of Brandon Lee, Bruce Lee’s son, during another recording in 1993. Santa Fe County Sheriff’s spokesman Juan Rios said detectives were investigating what type of projectile was discharged and how. No charges were immediately filed, according to The Associated Press.
The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper also reported that Baldwin, 63, was seen crying outside the police station on Thursday, but a statement from the actor could not be obtained at the moment. Props pistols fire blanks, charges of gunpowder that produce a flash and a pop, but not a hard projectile, AP notes.
Details are unclear; the woman was taken to the hospital
But when the trigger is pulled, the paper or plastic patch is ejected from the barrel with enough force that it can be lethal at close range, as demonstrated in the case of the death of an actor in 1984. In another accident on set Filming in 1993, the actor son of martial arts star Bruce Lee died after a bullet was left in a prop pistol.
Halyna Hutchins, 42, was airlifted to New Mexico University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel, the sheriff’s department said. “The details are not clear at this time, but we are working to learn more, and we support an in-depth investigation of this tragic event,” said John Lindley, President of the International Guild of Cinematographers, and Rebecca Rhine, its executive director, it’s a statement.
No charges have been filed as of yet
Police officers came to the set located in Bonanza Creek Ranch around 2:00 p.m. after a call to the 911 emergency number alerted that a person had been shot at the scene, Rios said. The ranch has been used in dozens of movies, including the recent Tom Hanks western “News of the World.”
“This investigation remains open and active,” Rios said in a statement. “No charges have been filed in relation to this incident. Detectives continue to question witnesses. ” Halyna Hutchins, a 2015 graduate of the American Film Institute, was the director of photography on the 2020 action film “Archenemy,” starring Joe Manganiello.
The brilliant career of the woman who died
American Cinematographer magazine named her a “rising star” in 2019. “I’m so sad to lose Halyna. And so infuriated that this could happen on a set, “said Adam Egypt, director of” Archenemy, “on Twitter. “She was a brilliant talent absolutely committed to art and cinema.”
Manganiello called Hutchins “an incredible talent” and “a great person” on his Instagram account. He said he was lucky to have worked with her. Baldwin had previously associated as a producer with Souza on the 2019 film “Crown Vic” (“While the City Sleeps”), in which Thomas Jane plays a veteran Los Angeles police officer searching for two violent bank robbers.
He was a “rising star”
Sousa’s first film was 2010’s “Hanna’s Gold”, about a treasure hunt, starring Luke Perry. Production of “Rust” was suspended. The film is about a 13-year-old boy who must fend for himself and take care of his younger brother after his parents died in Kansas in the 1880s, according to the Internet Movie Database website.
The teenager runs away with his grandfather (played by Alec Baldwin) after being sentenced to hang for the accidental murder of a local rancher. In 1993, Brandon Lee, Bruce Lee’s 28-year-old son, died after being shot by a .44 caliber weapon while filming a scene from the movie “The Crow”.
“No one should ever die with a gun on set”
The gun was supposed to fire salvos, but a necropsy revealed a bullet near his spine. A Twitter account run by Lee’s sister Shannon said: “Our hearts go out to the Halyna Hutchins family and to Joel Souza and everyone involved in the ‘Rust’ incident.
“No one should ever die with a gun on a movie set. Period. ”, Added the woman. In 1984, actor Jon-Erik Hexum died after shooting himself in the head with a salute prop gun while pretending to play Russian roulette with a .44-caliber Magnum on the set of the series. TV “Cover Up,” reveals AP.