After the accidental shooting that killed cinematogr -her Halyna Hutchins on the set of the western film “Rust” on October 21st, a set security reckoning with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars takes place in the wake of the tragedy and to sound out their importance for further productions.
A civil lawsuit was filed on November 10 on behalf of Serge Svetnoy, a senior lightning technician for the film and a close friend of Hutchins’. Svetnoy’s lawsuit, the first lawsuit filed in the filming incident, names the film star and producer Alec Baldwin, gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, assistant director Dave Halls, Rust Movie Productions, and other companies and individuals involved in the film.
Svetnoy is demanding damages and a jury trial and accuses all of the defendants of general negligence.
The actor told Variety during the Los Angeles premiere of the Netflix action comedy “Red Notice” that he was “unh -py” after learning of the incident and said he was calling for some changes to his films with Seven Bucks Productions, the Company he co-founded in 2012.
“I can’t speak for anyone else, but I can tell you, without any lack of clarity, that whatever movie we’re promoting with Seven Bucks Productions… we’re not going to use any real we -ons at all,” Johnson said. “We’ll switch to rubber guns and take care of it in the post office.”
Dwayne Johnson, starring FBI profiler John Hartley on Netflix’s “Red Notice,” said filming “Rust” changed his -proach to filmmaking. “We’re not going to use real guns at all,” said Johnson. “We’ll switch to rubber guns and take care of it in the post office.”
Johnson, who most recently -peared in “Jumanji” and “Jungle Cruise”, is preparing for the release of the DC Universe film “Black Adam” next year.
“When something like this h -pens on this scale (that is) // what was the word he used here? This heartbreaking, I think the most level-headed and smartest thing is to just pause a second and really check out how you” we moving forward and how we will work together, ”added Johnson.
More: Dwayne Johnson Vows To Use Rubber Guns In Movies After “Rust” Incident: “We Will Not Use Real Guns”
The story goes on
During an -pearance on Monday’s WTF with Marc Maron Podcast, Clooney, who has starred in action films such as “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Out of Sight” and “Three Kings,” told Maron that transparency and caution are key when handling firearms on the set.
“Every time a gun is handed to me on a set … I open it, show it to the person I’m pointing it at, show it to the crew: With every shot you give it back to the gunsmith when you are done”, said Clooney.
George Clooney, who has starred in action films such as “From Dusk till Dawn,” told Marc Maron in a recent podcast interview that transparency and caution when handling firearms on set are vital.
Clooney also said what h -pened on the set of “Rust” is a sobering reminder to make sure the film crews are always up to date.
“Why for my whole life this low-budget film with producers who didn’t produce anything, no one with experience would have hired the armourer … it’s crazy, it’s annoying,” said Clooney. “We need to better ensure that our department heads are … experienced and know what they’re doing.”
More: George Clooney reveals a “very emotional” moment when he and Amal decided to become parents
“The Harder They Fall” star, who practiced his horse stunts for the Netflix movie at Bonanza Creek Ranch, where “Rust” was filming, said adding or not using effects in post-production said of blanks in prop we -ons are possible alternatives to create safer sets.
“My heart really goes out to everyone involved,” said Majors USA TODAY. “We shouldn’t do it again (use blanks) until we know we can do it absolutely safely.”
More: Jonathan Majors talks about “The Harder They Fall” and makes guns “absolutely safe” on film sets
Jolie, who -peared in action films like “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith, ”and“ Salt, ”told the Times in an interview published Nov. 4th that gun protection on the set requires a precise and serious -proach.
“At this point, the sadness and tragedy of this accident are pretty overwhelming,” said Jolie. “I was always very careful because I had to work a lot with we -ons. The way I worked in my directing or control work, there are certain processes: You have to take that very seriously. “
Contributors: Elise Brisco, Anika Reed, Marco della Cava, Charles Trepany
This article originally -peared on USA TODAY: “Rust” -Shooting: George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Dwayne Johnson respond