Alec Baldwin misfired a prop gun on the set of the movie Rust, on a Bonanza Creek Ranch set in New Mexico, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza. More information is coming out about the incident; according to an affidavit released over the weekend, Baldwin was told his prop gun did not have live rounds.
The person responsible for handling weapons, Hannah Reed, recently shared her doubts about her ability to do the job well. Reed was previously quoted discussing her experience working on the set of The Old Way, starring Nicolas Cage: “You know, I was really nervous about it at first, and I almost didn't take the job because I wasn't sure if I was ready … but, doing it, like, it went really smoothly.”
The production company is investigating.