Alec Baldwin and other producers on the movie Rust are facing a new lawsuit over the fatal shooting on the western’s set in New Mexico last month. The film’s script supervisor, Mamie Mitchell, filed the lawsuit on Wednesday, alleging the script had never required the actor to fire the shot that killed the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured the director Joel Souza.
“Mr Baldwin chose to play Russian roulette with a loaded gun without checking it and without having the armorer do so.
According to the lawsuit, Mitchell was standing less than 4ft away from Baldwin when he fired the gun.
Other defendants listed in Mitchell’s lawsuit include the armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the assistant director David Halls, and several production companies.