Saturday, April 20, 2024

Urgent: Tragedy on Set of Alec Baldwin Movie as Prop Gun Kills 1, Injures Another


Tragedy on the New Mexico set of a movie called Rust starring Alec Baldwin. I’m told the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins has been killed and another crew member is in critical condition after a prop gun misfired. At least two people have confirmed that Baldwin himself, unhurt, may have been involved in the accident. I’m hearing that Baldwin may have been in possession of the gun when the accident occurred.

Updating…sources say director Joel Souza is in stable condition and talking to police.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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