According to the producers of the film, “we are now talking more about a pause than about stopping” filming.
Filming the film “Rust,” on the set of which actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot the cameraman, will resume only after the investigation is completed. CNN reported this with reference to a letter from the producers of the picture.
“As we are going through this crisis, we have decided to curtail filming at least until the investigation is over,” CNN quotes excerpts from a letter addressed to the film crew. According to the film producers, it is difficult for them to plan for the future; however, “it is now more about a pause than a cessation” of filming.
The accident occurred on October 21 in New Mexico on the set of the western “Rust” with the participation of Baldwin, who also acts as one of the producers. During the rehearsal, the actor fired a weapon that turned out to be loaded with live, not blank cartridges. Cameraman Halyna Hutchins and director Joel Souza were injured. Doctors could not save the operator. The director was discharged from the hospital a few hours later, the shooting of the film was temporarily suspended.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office (New Mexico) continues to investigate the circumstances of the accident and has not yet come to any conclusions. The priority is the version of the mistake of the crew members who had access to the prop weapons.