Nicolas Cage Demanded Removal Of Inexperienced Rust Armorer From Another Production

The past few days have brought a flood of non-stop news stories related to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and there appears to be no end in sight. New details keep coming out about the circumstances leading up to the shooting accident that occurred on the set of the Alec Baldwin Western, "Rust," which resulted in Hutchins' death. The latest piece of information pertains to armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who was part of the chain of crew members involved in handling the prop gun that caused the fatal misfire. The Wrap reports that Reed was "the subject of numerous complaints" on her previous film, "The Old Way" — also... The post Nicolas Cage Demanded Removal of Inexperienced Rust Armorer From Another Production appeared first on /Film.

Nicolas Cage Demanded Removal Of Inexperienced Rust Armorer From Another Production

The past few days have brought a flood of non-stop news stories related to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and there appears to be no end in sight. New details keep coming out about the circumstances leading up to the shooting accident that occurred on the set of the Alec Baldwin Western, "Rust," which resulted in Hutchins' death. The latest piece of information pertains to armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who was part of the chain of crew members involved in handling the prop gun that caused the fatal misfire.

The Wrap reports that Reed was "the subject of numerous complaints" on her previous film, "The Old Way" — also a Western, starring Nicolas Cage. According to Stu Brumbaugh, a key grip on the film, these included at least one complaint from Cage himself, who became enraged after Gutierrez-Reed discharged a gun near the cast and crew without warning. Brumbaugh told The Wrap that it was the second time in three days this had happened. He said Cage left the set in anger after shouting, "Make an announcement, you just blew my f***ing eardrums out!"

Brumbaugh added, "I told the [assistant director], 'She needs to be let go.' After the second round I was pissed off. We were moving too fast. She's a rookie."

From Gutierrez-Reed To Halls

Gutierrez-Reed isn't the only crew member whose history prior to "Rust" has come into question in the days since Hutchins' death. Yesterday, we reported that assistant director Dave Halls had been fired from the production of another film, "Freedom's Path," after a separate incident where a rifle "unexpectedly discharged," injuring a boom operator. A sheriff's affidavit revealed that it was Halls who unknowingly handed Baldwin the gun that killed Hutchins (pictured above), after grabbing it from a cart that Gutierrez-Reed had prepped.

Right now, there's a lot of finger-pointing going on in the Halyna Hutchins case. Emotions are understandably high and everyone is looking for someone to blame. It's only exacerbated by the current media feeding frenzy, which in some ways, has already reduced Hutchins' death to "content," to be consumed online by readers in an infinite scroll.

Through all of this, it's important not to lose sight of the fact that this is a tragedy where a woman is dead and people's careers and lives have been destroyed. That two crew members, each with a questionable record, could wind up being involved in the same fatal accident onset is disturbing, to say the least. But there were clearly systematic failures at play here, as well, in regards to safety measures. It only hammers home the point all the more that some real change is needed in Hollywood to ensure that this kind of tragedy never happens again.

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It has been revealed that Keanu Reeves bought $10K watches for the stunt team of John Wick 4 as wrap gifts.

Keanu Reeves’ career has seemed something of a revival of late thanks primarily to the John Wick films. In the movies, he plays a ruthless assassin who faces off against the Russian mob after one of its members killed his dog, leading to an ever-escalating series of events in the sequels that sees him battle bigger and bigger enemies. The actor has likewise appeared in the video game Cyberpunk 2077, the film Bill & Ted Face the Music, and is set to return to the role of Neo for the upcoming film, The Matrix Resurrections.

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Off-screen, Keanu Reeves has earned a reputation as being one of the nicest people in Hollywood. In an industry that always seems to bring out the worst in people, Keanu Reeves is one of those actors that no one has a bad thing to say about. Most recently, the actor again earned his reputation by buying the stunt team of John Wick 4 watches that cost $10K a piece to thank them for all of their hard work:

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Here is the official synopsis for the latest film in the franchise:

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he’s “Excommunicado” – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City.

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