DEVELOPING: Refresh for updates A potentially deadly accident involving a prop gun on the set of the Alec Baldwin star Rust at the Bonanza Creek Ranch outside of Sante Fe, NM has seen two crew members sent to the hospital.
A production spokesperson from Rust Movie Productions LLC told Deadline, “There was an accident today on the New Mexico set of Rust involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks. Two crew members have been taken to the hospital and are receiving care. Production has been halted for the time being. The safety of our cast and crew remains our top priority.”
Deadline reached out to the Sante Fe Sheriff’s Department who confirmed that an incident occurred on the Bonanza Creek Ranch on Thursday afternoon, and that criminal investigators were on the scene. It’s unclear at this point how it’s criminal related given the statement we recently received from the production. We’ll update you with more info as we have it. The set was put on lockdown and an old church on the set was blocked off according to local press reports.
Rust stars Baldwin and was written and directed by Joel Souza. Travis Fimmel, Brady Noon, and Frances Fisher star in the movie which is based on a story by Souza and Baldwin. CAA Media Finance handling domestic sales for the pic, with Highland Film Group repping international. Baldwin is producing under his El Dorado Pictures banner along with Matt DelPiano through his Cavalry Media, Ryan Donnell Smith through Thomasville Pictures, Anjul Nigam of Brittany House Pictures and Ryan Winterstern and Nathan Klingher of Short Porch Pictures. Allen Cheney, Emily Hunter Salveson, Christopher M.B. Sharp, and Jennifer E. Lamb are EPs . BondIt Media Capital and Hunter Salveson and Donnell Smith’s Streamline Global are financing.
Local Reports have the following about today’s incident:
#BREAKING: @santafesheriff investigating incident at #Rust movie set on Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe. Pic from @KOB4 #Chopper4 shows an old church set blocked off, and set security confirms its lockdown. Other pic of Rust cast/crew. pic.twitter.com/8Cw9eg8kec
— Tessa Mentus (@TessaMentus) October 21, 2021
Security guard at the entrance to the set of “Rust”, a western movie in production in #SantaFe, told us the set is on lockdown right now. Couldn’t share anything else. Waiting for more details from Santa Fe Sheriff on today’s incident near Bonanza Creek. @KOB4 pic.twitter.com/AXuBxGUO8X
— Giuli Frendak (@gfrendakKOB) October 21, 2021