A major accident has happened on the sets of the Hollywood film 'Rust'. Here, actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun during the shooting, but it hit the cinematographer and died on the spot. The name of the cinematographer was Halina Hutchins, she was 42 years old.
Let us tell you that, a prop gun is not a fake gun. It is original, but instead of bullets, blank cartridges are filled. According to media reports, there was some defect in the gun that Baldwin fired and the accident happened while firing blanks.
The film was shot on the Bonanza Creek Ranch film set in New Mexico City. Halina was immediately taken to a New Mexico hospital in Albuquerque after the accident. But, her life could not be saved. The film's writer-director Joel Souza has been seriously injured in this accident. Souza is currently admitted to the hospital, where he is undergoing treatment.
However, the police have not registered any criminal case yet. Police officials say that they will make a case after questioning the shooting crew. Let us tell you that no statement has come out from the actors Baldwin, Souza, and the producers of 'Rust' in this matter.
The shooting of 'Rust' has been stopped after this accident on the film set. Alec Baldwin is the lead actor as well as the producer of this film. According to the information given by the film's office in New Mexico, for the time being, the shooting will be banned till the beginning of November. Any decision regarding the shooting will be taken only after the action of the police.
Industry people have been paying tribute to Hutchins ever since the news of the accident broke. Hollywood producer James Cullen wrote, 'I will never use anything but airsoft and rubber guns on my movies ever again. This should never have happened. Halyna, you were a gem. This is so fucked up'.