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بالدوين ينفي إطلاق النار من المسدس في الحادثة المميتة

By Ninian Carter

November 8, 2021 - يقول الممثل والمنتج أليك بالدوين إنه “لم يضغط على زناد” المسدس الذي أصاب المصورة السينمائية هالينا هاتشينز بجروح قاتلة في موقع تصوير فيلمه Rust - مما يحتمل أن يثير أسئلة أكثر حول القضية.

On October 21, 2021, the “Rust” film crew were rehearsing a shot inside a wooden church on Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico – a popular western movie location seen in the likes of Jimmy Stewart’s 1955 “The Man from Laramie” and Paul Newman and Robert Redford’s 1969 “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”.

As the crew worked out positions for the scene, actor Alec Baldwin, playing a grizzled 1880s Kansas outlaw, inadvertently fired a live round from an Italian-made Pietta Long Colt revolver replica, hitting cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and director Joel Souza.

Hutchins was struck in the chest and died hours later in flight to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, while Souza was later discharged from hospital with a wound to his shoulder.

Concerns have been raised about assistant director Dave Halls, whose role on set was to check firearms and make sure they were “cold guns” (ie. not loaded with live ammunition), and the inexperience of 24-year-old armourer Hannah Gutierrez Reed.

Seemingly, the low-budget production allowed live bullets to be present on set and loaded into a prop gun – breaking movie production regulations.

An interview with Baldwin, broadcast by ABC in the United States on December 2, gives his side of the story.

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PUBLISHED: 02/12/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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