‘There’s nothing we can do to bring his mother back’: Alec Baldwin on Rust filming
Alec Baldwin will continue filming Rust as he faces involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with the shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
Melina Spadone, an attorney for the production of the western, confirmed the news Friday to CNN, adding that “on-set safety oversight and union crew members … will rule out any use of work weapons or ammunition.”
Sir. Baldwin is one of three cast and crew members charged in the accidental shooting, New Mexico prosecutors announced Thursday. Armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed has also been charged with involuntary manslaughter, while First Assistant Director David Halls has agreed to plead guilty to negligent use of a deadly weapon.
A person with knowledge of the film had previously told New York Times that Baldwin would still serve as the film’s lead, and Joel Souza, who was injured during filming, will return as director.
Thursday’s decision comes more than 15 months after the fatal shooting in October 2021, when a gun held by Baldwin was fired on set. A single bullet struck Souza in the shoulder before fatally hitting Hutchins in the chest.
Baldwin has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, maintaining that he was told the gun was “cold.”
Halyna Hutchins’ final words after being shot on Alec Baldwin’s Rust set
Witnesses have revealed Halyna Hutchins’ last words moments after she was shot by Alec Baldwin on the set of his film Rust.
Ms. Hutchins, director of photography for the western, died on Oct. 21, 2021, after Mr. Baldwin discharged a firearm while practicing a gun-drawing technique on the New Mexico set.
Seconds after she was struck, Hutchins shouted to a boom operator, “That was not good. That was not good at all,” according to a Los Angeles Times report based on interviews with 14 crew members.
The independent’s Megan Sheets has the story:
Andrea BlancoJanuary 22, 2023 01:40
Alec Baldwin will be charged with involuntary manslaughter for the death of Halyna Hutchins
Both Baldwin and the film’s armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed will be charged with involuntary manslaughter over Ms. Hutchins’ death on the film’s Santa Fe set.
In a statement, District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said, “After a thorough review of the evidence and the laws of the State of New Mexico, I have determined that there is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the State of New Mexico. Rust film crew .
“On my watch, no one is above the law and everyone deserves justice.”
It comes less than three months after the District Attorney’s office received the final report from police on the incident that led to Ms. Hutchins’ death after a backup gun Baldwin was holding discharged.
Andrea Blanco22 January 2023 00:40
As Alec Baldwin faces involuntary manslaughter charges, gun safety on set gets ‘higher’
Filmmaking and firearms experts say movie sets likely changed permanently when cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on the remote New Mexico set of the Western “Rust” 14 months ago.
The incident led to the announcement by prosecutors Thursday that Alec Baldwin and the film’s gunslinger will be charged with involuntary manslaughter later this month.
“The gun safety experience on set has become more vocal, it’s much louder,” said Joey Dillon, an armorer who has overseen the use of firearms on TV shows including “Westworld” and movies including “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, ” told Associated Press. “I make it much louder myself.”
Mr. Baldwin pointed the gun with a live round inside that killed Hutchins as they set up a shot for an upcoming scene.
Andrea BlancoJanuary 21, 2023 11:40 p.m
Alec Baldwin tweets about David Crosby’s death hours after being charged in Rust shooting
Alec Baldwin made his first public comment after being charged in the death of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins to share the news of musician David Crosby’s death.
The actor was charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter after the fatal shooting Thursday (January 19) by New Mexico District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies. The 64-year-old is one of three cast and crew members charged in the accidental shooting in October 2021.
Hours after his charges were announced, Baldwin tweeted about Crosby’s death rather than his own situation.
The actor first shared a link to a news article about Crosby’s death, followed by a link to an interview he did with Crosby in 2018 for his podcast, Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin.
The podcast series, in which Baldwin interviews public figures, began in 2011 and is ongoing. The latest episode was published on December 12 with an interview with US political operative Huma Abedin.
Andrea BlancoJanuary 21, 2023 11:10 p.m
Piers Morgan accuses Alec Baldwin of ‘Hollywood arrogance’
The previous Good morning Great Britain presenter appeared to applaud the allegations leveled against Alec Baldwin on Thursday.
“There was no question that it was an accident, but Halyna Hutchins died, leaving behind a grieving husband and a young child, and the person who held the gun that fired a bullet and killed her was Alec Baldwin,” Piers said Morgan.
“He was the one who did it, who fired a bullet into his colleague’s body and wiped out her life. No one else’s hands were near the gun.”
“Since that tragic day, Baldwin has epitomized Hollywood arrogance.”
Andrea BlancoJanuary 21, 2023 10:40 p.m
Alec Baldwin to ‘fight’ manslaughter charges as lawyer blasts ‘miscarriage’
Prosecutors announced Thursday that Alec Baldwin will face two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the on-set death of Halyna Hutchins Rust.
In a statement to The independentsaid lawyer Luke Nikas: “This decision distorts the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice.
“Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe that there was a live bullet in the gun – or anywhere on the film set. He trusted the professionals that he worked with who assured him that the gun had no bullets. We will fight these charges and we will win.”
The independent‘s Bevan Hurley has the story:
Andrea BlancoJanuary 21, 2023 10:10 p.m
Halyna Hutchins’ husband previously said he felt ‘anger’ towards Alec Baldwin
In February 2022, Halyna Hutchins’ husband said he felt “angry” to see the actor talk about his wife’s death “so publicly”.
“I was angry to see him talk about her death so publicly in such detail and then not take responsibility after just describing killing her,” Matt Hutchins said. Today show last year.
“The idea that the person holding the gun that makes it go off isn’t rep is absurd to me.”
Andrea BlancoJanuary 21, 2023 9:40 p.m
Eliza Hutton, fiancee of Brandon Lee, who died on ‘The Crow’ set, previously spoke about gun safety
In the wake of the 2021 shooting of Halyna Hutchins, Eliza Hutton – Brandon Lee’s fiancee – called for “alternatives to real guns on set”.
Lee died in 1993 at the age of 28. The actor and son of the late action star Bruce Lee had been killed during the filming of The crow after an actor fired a prop gun he thought was loaded with blanks.
It was later discovered that a fragment of a dummy grenade had been left in the barrel of the gun. Lee died in hospital after hours of surgery.
In October 2021, Hutton said: “I urge those in positions to make changes to consider alternatives to real weapons on set.”
Andrea BlancoJanuary 21, 2023 9:04 p.m
Alec Baldwin will end filming Rust as lead despite involuntary manslaughter charges
The challenged western film Rust will continue production starring Alec Baldwin as he is charged with involuntary manslaughter over the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
The independent has the story:
Andrea Blanco21 January 2023 20:38
ICYMI: Halyna Hutchins’ Husband Says Alec Baldwin Shooting Accusations Are ‘Comfort’
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’ husband has welcomed the involuntary manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin, calling it “a comfort to the family.”
Authorities in New Mexico have announced that Mr. Baldwin and other members of the crew of the western movie Rust will be prosecuted for Hutchins’ on-set death in October 2021.
“We would like to thank the Santa Fe Sheriff and District Attorney for completing their thorough investigation and determining that involuntary manslaughter charges are warranted for the killing of Halyna Hutchins with willful disregard for human life.” Hutchins’ family said through attorney Brian Panish.
The independent’s Graeme Massie has the story:
Andrea BlancoJanuary 21, 2023 7:40 p.m