Baldwin on Friday sued people involved in handling and supplying the loaded gun that he was using when it fired, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during a 2021 filming accident in New Mexico.
It's been nearly nine months since Alec Baldwin fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins with a gun meant to be used as a prop. They were part of a crew in New Mexico filming the Western Rust.
Police in Santa Fe, N.M., say they will release all files in the investigation into the fatal shooting in October of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins by Baldwin on the set of Rust.
The arbitration demand provides the fullest accounting yet of the accidental shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins from Baldwin's perspective.
The family of Halyna Hutchins, who was fatally shot on the New Mexico set of the film in October, is suing the actor and the movie's producers for wrongful death, attorneys say.
The actor has turned his cellphone over to authorities as part of the investigation into a fatal shooting on a New Mexico film set last fall, a law enforcement official says.
Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the armorer and key props assistant on the movie set, said in the complaint that she bought live ammunition she believed to be dummy rounds.
Investigators are still trying to determine how live ammunition ended up on the set of Rust. In October, Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed by a prop gun armed with a live bullet.
The actor said his production company decided to make the switch to rubber guns after the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the Rust movie set last month.
Affidavits released by the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office offer the most complete accounting so far of the shooting that killed 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
The American Film Institute created a scholarship in honor of Halyna Hutchins, who was killed by a prop gun on the set of "Rust." The fund will support aspiring female cinematographers.
It isn't the first gun death on a set, but Hutchins' shooting has refocused attention on the safe use of firearms by the entertainment world and raised the question of whether they should be banned.
The actor fired the prop gun that killed a cinematographer during filming of the movie Rust, police said. On Friday, Baldwin expressed "shock and sadness" over the incident.
The death of director of photography Halyna Hutchins on a film set in Santa Fe, N.M., is a reminder that prop weapons can pose a serious risk. But Hollywood history includes only a few such incidents.