the essential The comedian Alec Baldwin killed “by accident” the director of photography and injured the director of the western “Rust” this Thursday 21 October. The drama appears to be related to a gun used as a prop on set that was fired during a scene in the film.
BREAKING: A distraught Alec Baldwin, after he accidentally shot & killed the cinematographer on the set of his new movie, & wounded the writer-director. How on earth could this have happened?
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– Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 22, 1993
According to investigators who went to the scene after receiving an emergency call, the drama appears to be linked to a gun used as an accessory on set and which was activated during a scene in the film. “Investigators are trying to find out what type of projectile was fired and how,” said the statement, which did not specify the number of shots.
According to the site Deadline specializing in entertainment, one of the actors of “Rust” would have operated a weapon during a rehearsal without suspecting that live ammunition was there. A production spokesperson then confirmed to the site that “there was an accident today on the set of Rust + in New Mexico involving the accidental firing of a blank revolver.” “The production has been halted for now. The safety of our actors and our team remains our number one priority,” added the spokesperson.
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The filming site, Bonanza Creek Ranch, which is used extensively in westerns, was cordoned off Thursday afternoon, according to local media. “Rust” is a western written and directed by Joel Souza, starring Alec Baldwin as co-producer and as outlaw Harland Rust, who comes to the aid of his grandson from 13 years sentenced to hang for murder.
63 years old, Alec Baldwin has made himself particularly popular in the United States in recent years by his imitations of Donald Trump in the famous satirical show “Saturday Night Live”. A photo published Thursday morning on the artist’s Instagram account, long before the drama, appears to show him at the filming location of “Rust”, in which also the Australian Travis Fimmel, famous for his role as Ragnar Lothbrok in the series “Vikings”.
In March 1993, actor Brandon Lee died on the set of “The Crow” after being shot in the stomach. The weapon used to shoot during a scene at the then 22 year old son of martial arts star Bruce Lee was supposed to contain only blank balls. But the autopsy revealed that he had been hit by a caliber projectile. the blank cartridge. The prosecutor in charge of the investigation had found “negligence”.