Celebrities and industry figures took to social media after learning of the tragic accident that occurred on the set of Alec Baldwin’s forthcoming film Rust on Thursday at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
During the shoot, the 63-year-old actor accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded the film’s writer-director Joel Souza after his prop firearm unintentionally discharged.
Elijah Wood tweeted that Hutchins’ death was ‘absolutely horrific and devastating’, while James Gunn, director, said that his greatest fear is that someone will be killed on one of his sets.
Tragedy: Celebrities and industry figures took to social media after learning of the tragic accident that occurred on the set of Alec Baldwin’s forthcoming film Rust on Thursday; Alec seen on October 7
The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office confirmed that it was Baldwin who fired the prop gun, which unexpectedly launched a projectile or projectiles at Rust crew members.
The film has been stopped and a police probe has been launched. However, there have not been any charges.
Wood went on to issue condolences to 42-year-old Hutchins’ mourning relatives, writing: ‘My heart goes out to her family.’
Gunn, who is well-known for his work as a director on films like The Suicide Squad or Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy was a prayer that this unfortunate accident would never happen in his career.
‘My heart goes out to all of those affected by the tragedy today on Rust, especially Halyna Hutchins & her family,’ the 55-year-old concluded.
My heart goes out to all of those affected by the tragedy today on Rust, especially Halyna Hutchins & her family.
Horrifying: Elijah Wood said that it was ‘absolutely horrifying and devastating’ to learn that Hutchins had been accidentally shot and killed by the actor’s prop gun
Greatest fear. Director James Gunn shared in a tweet that his greatest fear is that someone will die from a fall on one my sets.