A woman is dead and a man injured following an incident on the New Mexico film set for the movie Rust on Thursday. Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed actor Alec Baldwin, who is producing and starring in the film, discharged a prop firearm that killed the director of photography, Halyna Hutchins.
A woman is dead after a prop gun with blanks misfired on set of the Alec Baldwin film “Rust” being filmed just outside Santa Fe, NM. Another crew member was also shot and is in the hospital receiving critical care.
What people are saying?
Marco Viggiano The duds in a prop gun are harmless at a distance, but at close range they can harm and kill. they tend to behave like a small shotty shell when fired, even if it’s a bullet shooting gun.
Hunter I think the rules are slightly different in film when it’s a prop gun (supposedly) loaded with blanks. There are countless shots of guns being “fired” into camera without incident. This was just a tragic accident and the prop master is likely to blame.
Diane Phillips Prop or not, why was the gun pointed at 2 people not in the scene? With all the prop shootings in tv shows and movies, it seems safety standard operating procedures would be prevalent.