Celebrities

‘It’s infuriating’: George Clooney, Angelina Jolie and other celebrities react to ‘Rust’ shooting – Yahoo Entertainment

Summary

In the wake of the accidental shooting that took the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Western film “Rust” Oct. 21, a reckoning on set safety in the film and television industry is taking place, with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars sounding off on the tragedy and what it means for productions moving forward.

A civil lawsuit was filed Nov. 10 on behalf of Serge Svetnoy, a chief lightning technician on the film and a close friend of Hutchins. Svetnoy’s suit…….

npressfetimg-547.png

In the wake of the accidental shooting that took the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Western film “Rust” Oct. 21, a reckoning on set safety in the film and television industry is taking place, with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars sounding off on the tragedy and what it means for productions moving forward.

A civil lawsuit was filed Nov. 10 on behalf of Serge Svetnoy, a chief lightning technician on the film and a close friend of Hutchins. Svetnoy’s suit, the first to be filed in the shooting incident, names the film’s star and producer Alec Baldwin, set armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, assistant director Dave Halls, Rust Movie Productions and other companies and individuals involved with the film.

Svetnoy is seeking damages and a jury trial and alleges general negligence against all defendants.

Dwayne Johnson

The actor told Variety during the Los Angeles premiere of the Netflix action-comedy “Red Notice” that he “was heartbroken” after learning of the incident and said he was calling for some changes on 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 an absence of clarity here, that any movie that we have moving forward with Seven Bucks Productions … we won’t use real guns at all,” Johnson said. “We’re going to switch over to rubber guns, and we’re going to take care of it in post.”

Dwayne Johnson, who stars as FBI profiler John Hartley in Netflix’s “Red Notice,” said the “Rust” shooting has changed his approach to filmmaking moving forward. “We won’t use real guns at all,” Johnson said. “We’re going to switch over to rubber guns, and we’re going to take care of it in post.”

Johnson, who last starred in “Jumanji” and “Jungle Cruise,” is preparing to release the DC Universe movie “Black Adam” next year.

“When something like this happens of this magnitude (that is) this heartbreaking, I think the most prudent thing and the smartest thing to do is just pause for a second and really reexamine how you’re going to move forward and how we’re going to work together,” Johnson added.

More: Dwayne Johnson vows to use rubber guns in movies after ‘Rust’ incident: ‘We won’t use real guns’

George Clooney

During an appearance on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast Monday, Clooney, who’s starred in action films such as “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Out of Sight” and “Three Kings,” told Maron that transparency and caution are crucial when handling firearms on set.

“Every single time I’m handed a gun on a set … I open it, I …….

Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/infuriating-george-clooney-angelina-jolie-215553714.html