Filming of “Rust” restarts; ban real guns on set

Filming of the controversial tape resumed on April 20 in Montana.

The new Rust film set does not allow real weapons on its premises following the fateful death of the film’s cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, in October 2021.

According to information from The New York Times, the film’s assistant director, Gerard DiNardi, assured that “there are no weapons on the set” and that the film’s new gunsmith, Andrew Wert, explained that the fake bullets used to the film making are made of rubber and wood, and are painted gold.

In addition, Wert redesigned the weapons so that they cannot be fired and they are all stored in a locked suitcase when not needed for scenes.

Filming of the controversial tape resumed on April 20 in Montana, 18 months after the accidental discharge of the gun wielded by actor Alec Baldwin that killed Hutchins.

The New Mexico State Attorney’s Office filed two manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin in January for the director’s death.

Charges against Baldwin, who operated the prop gun that killed the cinematographer, were dismissed by a judge last week, though the investigation will continue and the actor could face new charges.