‘There’s nothing we can do to bring his mother back’: Alec Baldwin on Rust movie shooting
As Alec Baldwin faces charges of involuntary manslaughter over the 2021 death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Rust set, SAG-AFTRA and fellow actor Mickey Rourke have defended him.
The actor is one of three cast and crew members facing charges over the accidental shooting, New Mexico prosecutors announced on Thursday.
The first assistant director on RustDavid Halls, has agreed to plead guilty to negligent use of a deadly weapon.
Meanwhile, the film’s armourer Hannah Gutierrez Reed has also been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Even amid the recent developments, continued production on Rust remains, a person with knowledge of the project told The New York Times.
Baldwin will still serve as the film’s lead and Joel Souza, who was wounded in the shooting, will 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”.
Halyna Hutchins’ husband says charges are a ‘comfort to the family’
In a statement issued after the announcement of the charges, Matt Hutchins said: “ We support the charges, will fully cooperate with this prosecution, and fervently hope the justice system works to protect the public and hold accountable those who break the law.”
Graeme Massie21 January 2023 07:38
Who is Hannah Gutierrez-Reed?
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed is the armourer who is also facing charges of involuntary manslaughter over the October 2021 fatal Rust shooting.
As the head armourer on the film set, Gutierrez-Reed’s job was to “set up” the guns. She was the crew member who placed the firearm on the cart that discharged after Baldwin picked it up, firing the bullet that fatally shot Halyna Hutchins.
The 24-year-old is the daughter of Hollywood armourer Thell Reed. Reed is well-known in the industry for having taught Brad Pitt and Val Kilmer “realistic gun handling”. He also worked on Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 movie Django Unchained as the quick draw expert.
Reed reportedly trained Guiterrez-Reed, who revealed on a recent episode of the Voices of the West podcast, that Rust was only her second film set acting as lead armourer. She recently wrapped on her first movie set –The Old Way (2023) starring Nicolas Cage.
Inga Parkel21 January 2023 07:00
Everything Alec Baldwin has said about the shooting
In light of the news, this is everything Alec Baldwin has said about the incident.
The actor has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in the shooting.
Graeme Massie21 January 2023 06:28
Alec Baldwin honoured Halyna Hutchins on the one-year anniversary of her death
In October last year, Alec Baldwin marked the one-year anniversary of Halyna Hutchins’s death with a post on social media.
On Friday (21 October), one year after the incident took place, Baldwin shared a photo of Hutchins to Instagram. “One year ago today…” he captioned the post.
Cinematographer died in October 2021 on set of film ‘Rust’
Inga Parkel21 January 2023 06:00
‘No one is above the law’
Read Santa Fe DA Mary Carmack-Altwies’s full statement on involuntary manslaughter charges brought against Alec Baldwin in full below.
Graeme Massie21 January 2023 05:33
Donald Trump Jr criticised for ‘hateful’ reaction to Alec Baldwin’s Rust charges
Donald Trump Jr was among the first public figures to respond to the news.
The former US president’s son has been criticised for his “hateful” reaction to Baldwin’s Rust charges.
“Maybe Alec Baldwin will be lucky enough to share a cell with Michael Avenatti,” Mr Trump Jr tweeted on Thursday (19 January) in response to the announcement.
Donald Trump Jr has come under fire for his “hateful” reaction to Alec Baldwin’s Rust charges.
Inga Parkel21 January 2023 05:00
Alec Baldwin: A history of the actor’s career and life
Alec Baldwin has had a career in TV and film for more than three decades. He is best known for his roles in 30 Rockand has had roles in Beetlejuice, Glengarry Glen Ross and The Departed. He has also received acclaim for his impression of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.
Here, The Independent’s Ellie Harrison takes a look at his career highlights and lowlights.
Graeme Massie21 January 2023 04:27
Baldwin breaks silence after charges
Hours after Baldwin faced criminal charges over the October 2021 fatal shooting, the actor jumped on Twitter to share a news article about David Crosby’s death. He followed up with a link to a podcast interview he did with Crosby in 2018.
Baldwin interviewed Crosby in 2018
Inga Parkel21 January 2023 04:00
ICYMI: Alec Baldwin will ‘fight’ manslaughter charges as lawyer blasts ‘miscarriage of justice’
Prosecutors announced Thursday that Baldwin will face two counts of involuntary manslaughter over Hutchins’s death on the movie set of Rust.
In a statement to The Independentattorney Luke Nikas said: “This decision distorts Halyna Hutchins’ tragic death and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice.
Read the full story by Bevan Hurley here:
Graeme Massie21 January 2023 03:32
Everything Alec Baldwin has said about the shooting
In light of Thursday’s criminal charges, this is everything Alec Baldwin has said about the incident.
The actor has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in the shooting and maintained that he was told the gun was “cold”.
In 2021, a gun being used as a prop by actor Alec Baldwin went off on the set of ‘Rust,’ killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins
Inga Parkel21 January 2023 03:00