Alec Baldwin latest news: Actor to continue filming Rust after involuntary manslaughter charges

Alec Baldwin latest news: Actor to continue filming Rust after involuntary manslaughter charges

‘There’s nothing we can do to bring his mother back’: Alec Baldwin on Rust movie shootingGet our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeAlec Baldwin will continue to film Rust as he faces involuntary manslaughter charges in the on-set shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. 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, 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”.Key pointsShow latest update

1674398400VOICES: The controversy over Alec Baldwin and Rust dangerously misses the point about gun safety“It is entirely understandable for the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins to welcome the charges brought against Alec Baldwin,” Andrew Buncombe writes for The Independent.But America’s real Wild West is not film sets of westerns. It is our schools, streets, shops, and places of worship.Andrea Blanco22 January 2023 14:401674394800Alec Baldwin will finish filming Rust as lead star despite involuntary manslaughter chargesRust production’s attorney Melina Spadone told CNN on Friday that “on-set safety supervisors and union crew members … will bar any use of working weapons or any ammunition,” just a day after New Mexico prosecutors announced charges against three of the movie’s original crew.The Independent has the story:Andrea Blanco22 January 2023 13:401674391200Father of camerawoman killed on 2014 movie set hopes for change within the industry The father of Sarah Jones, a camerawoman who was killed on the set of the 2014 film Midnight Rider, speaks to The Independent’s Bevan Hurley.Richard Jones and his wife Elizabeth formed the Safety for Sarah non-profit to educate young filmmakers on the importance of following correct protocols on set, with the mantra: “Never forget, never again.”Mr Jones told The Independent that the shooting of Halyna Hutchins had resurfaced the pain he felt after his daughter’s death.“There needs to be accountability for this tragedy, and I’m glad to see that work is being done to hold people accountable,” he told The Independent.“It’s clear, as in the death of my daughter Sarah, there’s a chain of events that occurred. If any one of those professionals had done their job properly, it would have prevented this tragedy.”Andrea Blanco22 January 2023 12:401674387600ICYMI: Everything Alec Baldwin has said about the shootingIn 2021, a gun being used as a prop by actor Alec Baldwin went off on the set of Rust, killing the film’s cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding its director Joel Souza.Ever since then, the authorities have been investigating to determine how a live round got into the gun that the 64-year-old actor was using, why crew members who inspected it on the set failed to notice it, and why the gun got fired.The actor has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in the shooting.In light of recent news that he will be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the case, this is everything Alec Baldwin has said about the incident:Andrea Blanco22 January 2023 11:401674384000Who is Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armourer charged in the Rust on-set shooting?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.Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was the armourer on the set of Rust (Facebook / Voices of the West)Andrea Blanco22 January 2023 10:401674380400Prosecutors seek justice in Alec Baldwin case, regardless of fameProsecutors 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.Andrea Blanco22 January 2023 09:401674376800‘No one is above the law’: The Santa Fe DA’s reasons for charging Alec Baldwin Alec Baldwin will be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection to the on-set death of Halyna Hutchins, the Santa Fe District Attorney has said.New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said on Thursday that Rust armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed will also face two charges of involuntary manslaughter.Andrea Blanco22 January 2023 08:401674373200Alec Baldwin shot a woman on set. He’s now facing involuntary manslaughter charges. What changed?Nearly 15 months after the fatal shooting, investigators announced criminal charges over the on-set fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The Independent’s Bevan Hurley explains the complicated caseWhat changed in the Alec Baldwin shooting case?Nearly 15 months after the fatal shooting, investigators announced criminal charges over the on set fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Bevan Hurley explains the complicated case Andrea Blanco22 January 2023 07:401674369600Alec Baldwin shot a woman on set. He’s now facing involuntary manslaughter charges. What changed?Nearly 15 months after the fatal shooting, investigators announced criminal charges over the on set fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The Independent’s Bevan Hurley explains the complicated case:What changed in the Alec Baldwin shooting case?Nearly 15 months after the fatal shooting, investigators announced criminal charges over the on set fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Bevan Hurley explains the complicated case Andrea Blanco22 January 2023 06:401674366000Who is charged in Rust shooting death of Halyna Hutchins?After an exhaustive inquiry lasting more than 15 months, Alec Baldwin and two others have been charged over the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust,Mary Carmack-Altwies, the district attorney for New Mexico’s first judicial district, announced the charges on Thursday.Baldwin and the film’s armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed will each be charged with involuntary manslaughter, while first assistant director David Halls has agreed to plead guilty to the charge of negligent use of a deadly weapon. The charges will be filed by the end of the month, Ms Carmack-Altwies said in a statement.Andrea Blanco22 January 2023 05:40


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