NEWS OF THE WEEK: Alec Baldwin suing Rust crew for negligence over fatal shooting

In October 2021, production on the western was suspended indefinitely after Baldwin's prop firearm discharged during a rehearsal, injuring director Joel Souza and killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. On Friday, lawyers acting on behalf of Baldwin filed a negligence lawsuit at the Los Angeles Superior Court. Defendants include armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, assistant director David Halls, prop master Sarah Zachry, and prop provider Seth Kenney, among others. "This tragedy happened because live bullets were delivered to the set and loaded into the gun, Gutierrez-Reed failed to check the bullets or the gun carefully…”