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Dwayne Johnson's production company to stop using real guns

The Associated Press
Created: November 04, 2021 12:29 PM

Dwayne Johnson says his production company Seven Bucks will no longer use real guns on any set, following death of "Rust" cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Seven Bucks was not involved in the "Rust" movie.

"Moving forward on any Seven Bucks production, in television or film or otherwise, we will not use real guns ever again. We are going to be using rubber guns and we'll take care of it in post," Johnson said, at the Los Angeles premiere for "Red Notice," Wednesday.

"And we won't worry about the dollars, we won't worry about math and what the cost is. I think we're going to do it the right way," the actor and producer added.

Hutchins was fatally shot by Alec Baldwin on the "Rust" set in New Mexico last month. Investigators believe Baldwin's gun fired a single live round that killed the cinematographer and wounded director Joel Souza.

Johnson said the tragedy will be a catalyst for change.

"It's created a new lens and new perspective on how we can operate moving forward. We have to use, as awful as this situation was and is, we have to use this as an example and I think in a way to be smarter as we move forward, be safer," he said.

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