‘There’s nothing we can do to bring his mother back’: Alec Baldwin on Rust movie shooting
Alec Baldwin has shared his first family photo since it was announced he faces involuntary manslaughter charges.
The actor, who will continue to film Rust despairs of being charged in the on-set shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, posted the image on Instagram.
It shows his wife Hilaria Baldwin, and their six-year-old son Leo.
Melina Spadone, an attorney for the production of the western, confirmed the news on Friday to CNN, adding that “on-set safety supervisors and union crew members … will bar any use of working weapons or any ammunition.”
Mr Baldwin is one of three cast and crew members facing charges over the accidental shooting, New Mexico prosecutors announced on Thursday. Armourer 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 The New York Times that Baldwin would still serve as the film’s lead and Joel Souza, who was wounded in the shooting, would return as director.
Thursday’s decision comes more than 15 months after the fatal October 2021 shooting, when a gun held by Baldwin discharged on set. A single bullet struck Souza in the shoulder before fatally striking Hutchins in the chest.
Baldwin has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and maintained that he was told the gun was “cold”.
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Alec Baldwin has shared a photograph of his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, and their six-year-old son Leo in his first personal social media post since it was announced he faces involuntary manslaughter charges.
Jacob Stolworthy23 January 2023 11:44
Mickey Rourke says there’s ‘no way in hell’ Alec Baldwin should be charged over Halyna Hutchins’ death
Mickey Rourke has spoken out in defense of Alec Baldwin, saying there is “no way in hell” he should face charges over the death of Halyna Hutchins.
Responding to the news on Instagram, Rourke wrote: “I usually never put my two cents in about what happens on someone’s movie set. It’s a terrible tragedy what happened to cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. But no way in hell actor Alec Baldwin should be charged with any negligence whatsoever.”
Louis Chilton has the story for The Independent:
Jacob Stolworthy23 January 2023 13:28
Halyna Hutchins’s husband previously said he felt ‘anger’ towards Alec Baldwin
In February 2022, Halyna Hutchins’s husband said he felt “angry” seeing the actor speak about his wife’s death “so publicly”.
“I was angry to see him talk about her death so publicly in such a detailed way, and then to not accept responsibility after having just described killing her,” said Matt Hutchins on the Today show last year.
“The idea that the person holding the gun causing it to discharge is not rep is absurd to me.”
Jacob Stolworthy23 January 2023 12:58
What legal experts say about Alec Baldwin’s ‘bold’ charging decision
A decision by New Mexico authorities to bring involuntary manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin for the fatal Rust shooting of Halyna Hutchins has been called “bold” and “aggressive” by legal experts.
While Baldwin faces two counts of involuntary manslaughter, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the movie’s armourer, is also expected to be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter over the shooting.
The charges against Baldwin carry up to a maximum 18-month prison sentence.
Jacob Stolworthy23 January 2023 12:29
Eliza Hutton, fiancé of Brandon Lee who died on ‘The Crow’ set, previously spoke out about gun safety
In the aftermath of the 2021 shooting of Halyna Hutchins, Eliza Hutton – the fiancé of Brandon Lee – called for “alternatives to real guns on sets”.
Lee died in 1993 aged 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 believed to be loaded with blanks.
It was later discovered that a fragment of a dummy shell had been left in the gun’s barrel. Lee died in hospital following hours of surgery.
In October 2021, Hutton said: “I urge those in positions to make change to consider alternatives to real guns on sets.”
Jacob Stolworthy23 January 2023 11:28
Prosecutors seek justice in Alec Baldwin case, regardless of fame
Prosecutors have vowed to file those charges before February against the 64-year-old actor and weapons specialist Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the Western movie “Rust” in October 2021.
Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies says the case is about equal justice under the law and accountability in the death of Halyna Hutchins, regardless of the fame or fortune of those involved.
She says the Ukrainian-born cinematographer’s death while rehearsing a scene was tragic — and preventable.
Mr Baldwin and Ms Gutierrez-Reed maintain their innocence and have vowed to fight the charges, which were announced Thursday.
Jacob Stolworthy23 January 2023 10:58
ICYMI: Mickey Rourke says there’s ‘no way in hell’ Alec Baldwin should be charged over Rust shooting death
Mickey Rourke reacted to the charging of his fellow Hollywood colleague Alec Baldwin soon after the news broke on Thursday.
Baldwin and two other Rust crew members have been charged after the death of the film’s director of photography, Halyna Hutchins in 2021.
Rourke spoke out against the involuntary manslaughter charges, claiming “no way in hell actor Alec Baldwin should be charged with any negligence whatsoever”.
The full story, from The Independent’s Louis Chilton, is below:
Jacob Stolworthy23 January 2023 10:28
Who is being charged following the death of Halyna Hutchins on the ‘Rust’ set?
Three people face involuntary manslaughter charges following the death of director of photography Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Western film, Rust.
It was announced on Thursday that Alec Baldwin would face two counts of involuntary manslaughter after discharging the gun that shot Hutchins, while he practiced a gun-drawing technique.
The film’s armourer, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, also faces the same charges.
David Halls, the first assistant director for Rust, has agreed to plead guilty to the charge of negligent use of a deadly weapon.
Each charge carries a punishment of up to 18 months in prison.
Jacob Stolworthy23 January 2023 09:58
What were Halyna Hutchins’ last words?
The last words spoken by Halyna Hutchins in the moments after she was shot have been revealed.
Ms Hutchins, director of photography for the Western film Rust, died on 21 October 2021 after being shot by a gun held by actor Alec Baldwin, who believed it was filled with dummy rounds instead of gunpowder and a projectile.
Seconds after she was struck, Ms Hutchins cried out to a boom operator: “That was no good. That was no good at all,” according to a Los Angeles Times report based on interviews with 14 crew members.
Find out more in the story below:
Peony Hirwani23 January 2023 09:28
Who else was injured in the incident on set?
Director Joel Souza was also impacted by the gun discharged by Alec Baldwin on the Rust set.
He was admitted to the hospital with a gunshot wound in October 2021 and was discharged soon after.
According to a source with knowledge of the film speaking to The New York Times, Souza will return to the film as director, while Baldwin will also resume his lead role.
Peony Hirwani23 January 2023 08:48