“Rust” Scrapped

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Last photo of Halyna Hutchins before shooting, in the center with the knit cap


Alec Baldwin in a roadside interview with the paparazzi announced that “Rust” will not complete filming.

On the time of the shooting, armorer Hannah Reed was not on the set.  Assistant director Dave Halls, assuming the three guns laid out on the table had been checked previously, handed one to Baldwin.  This may let Reed off the hook; however, I doubt she’ll ever work in films again.

Last words:  After being shot, Halyna Hutchins said, “No.  That was no good at all.”

Alec Baldwin asked, “What the fuck just happened?”

There’s talk in Hollywood of an outright ban on real guns being used in future of filmmaking.

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A Colt .45 revolver, similar to the one used in “Rust”

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