There is a strange coincidence of Dave Halls being involved in the death of the cinematographer on Alec Baldwin’s set for Rust this week and being involved in the production where Bruce Lee’s son died of a prop gun mishap years ago.
We don’t know what happened on the set of Alec Baldwin’s production in New Mexico but we are gaining some bits of information. It’s reported that a man on location assured Baldwin that the gun was safe to use. The man’s name was Dave Halls.
Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set with a gun a crew member had assured the actor was safe, a tragic mistake that came hours after some workers walked off the job to protest conditions and production issues.
An assistant director, Dave Halls, grabbed a prop gun off a cart at a desert movie ranch and handed it to Baldwin during a Thursday rehearsal for the Western film “Rust,” according to court records made public Friday.
“Cold gun,” Halls yelled, declaring the weapon didn’t carry live rounds and was ready to fire.
But it wasn’t. When Baldwin pulled the trigger, he unwittingly killed 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza, who was standing behind her inside a wooden, chapel-like building.
The assistant director who worked on the set with Alec Baldwin, Dave Halls, was also involved when Bruce Lee’s son, Brandon Lee, was killed. The Hollywood Reporter shares:
In March 1993, Brandon Lee, son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, was fatally wounded by a prop gun while filming The Crow. He was 28.
It’s ironic that Halls was also there when Brandon Lee died.
Halls is veteran assistant director who worked on Fargo and The Matrix Reloaded. It was revealed that some crew members walked off the set of the movie Rust over safety concerns before the shooting. pic.twitter.com/pFSTzFOpay
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This does not look good for Halls. What a tragedy.
Source: The Gateway Pundit