Currently filming in the United States, actor Alec Baldwin killed the director of photography and injured the director of his new film.
A shoot that turns into a drama. For the past few days, Alec Baldwin has been filming in the state of New Mexico, in the United States for the film “Rust”. But this Thursday, October 21, the western turns to disaster. The reason ? The 63-year-old actor has just shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. According to the Santa Fe sheriff, the two victims “Were shot and wounded when Alec Baldwin unloaded a gun used for filming”.
They were rushed to hospital. On their arrival, the doctors noted the death of the director of photography. The director was admitted to intensive care. According to the information of The Hollywood Reporter, he would be in “critical condition”. A spokesperson for the production claims to the same media that it is a “accident”. According to information from Deadline, the actor would have acted a dummy weapon during a rehearsal. He had no idea there were live bullets inside.
No prosecution or arrest
Alec Baldwin was questioned before being released. According to the Santa Fe Sheriff’s spokesperson, “No prosecution has been initiated and no arrests have been made”. A spokesperson for the production team for his part announced that the shooting was for now “Stopped” until further notice.