Alec Baldwin just got fired from a movie because of shooting Rust

Alec Baldwin reveals that after the devastating shooting on the set of Rust, which killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, he has lost several jobs.

Alec Baldwin just got fired from a movie he was due to work on because of Rust shooting. Rust It is a currently suspended Western film directed by Joel Sousa starring Baldwin, Vikings star Travis Fimmel, and boys Actor Jensen Ackles. The film’s development began in May of 2020 when Baldwin announced that he was ready to work on the project and produce it. Rust Filming began in early October 2021 in New Mexico before a devastating event brought production to a halt.

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On October 21, 2021, Baldwin was handling a prop pistol on set Rust, which was filming at Bonanza Ranch in Bonanza, New Mexico. While Baldwin was handling the gun, one shot was fired, injuring Souza and killing cinematographer Halina Hutchins. As a result of the shooting, production began Rust It was suspended immediately and indefinitely. Baldwin says the discharge was completely accidental and that he never pulled the trigger on the gun, saying the pistol fired on its own. However, an FBI forensic report indicated that the trigger must be pulled in order for the weapon to be fired. On the day of the shooting, the Santa County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation into the incident, and the investigation has been ongoing since.

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In an interview with CNNBaldwin revealed that he lost several jobs due to Rust shooting. Baldwin says he’s lost five jobs since the shooting, including a project that was suddenly fired this week. While Baldwin doesn’t mention the project he was fired from, he says he held talks with producers for months and suddenly left it just as he was about to board a plane to start filming. Read Baldwin’s full comment below:

“I got fired from another job yesterday. There I was ready to go to a movie, hop on a plane… I’ve been talking to these guys for months and they told me yesterday we don’t want to do a movie with you because of this.”

Baldwin also says he has feared for his safety since Donald Trump said he believed Baldwin intentionally killed Hutchins. Baldwin has been very outspoken in insisting that Hutchins’ death was entirely accidental and did not take any personal responsibility for the tragedy. Earlier this year, Baldwin came under fire for allegedly wanting to continue filming Rust After Hutchins died to honor her memory and to return to acting only five months after the shooting. In December of 2021, Baldwin deleted his Twitter account after an interview on Rust The shooting, as he said he never pulled the trigger on the pistol and does not take responsibility for the accident.

While Baldwin has attracted the most backlash, Rust Gunsmith Hana Gutierrez Reid was also a target of censure, with Gutierrez Red’s job being to ensure that the weapons used on the shooting site were completely safe. Although both Baldwin and Rust Producer Anjul Nigam truly believed in the shooting Rust It will go on—and this would honor Hutchins’ memory—things look bleak for the film’s future, as the project is now synonymous with a truly tragic event. Since Baldwin apparently struggled to book a lot of work in the aftermath Rust Firing, it’s clear that people still blame the actor for Hutchins’ death.

source: CNN

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