Maggie Goll said in a statement that she had filed an internal complaint with Hulu’s executive producers In the dark series in 2019 on concerns about Halls’ behavior on set. Goll said in a phone interview on Sunday that Halls ignored safety protocols for weapons and pyrotechnics and attempted to continue filming after the supervising pyrotechnician passed out on set.
Halls did not respond to phone calls and emails seeking comment. Rust Movie Productions did not respond to repeated emails requesting comment.
The fatal shooting and previous experiences point to larger security concerns that need to be addressed, Goll said, adding that the safety and well-being of team members are major issues in the ongoing contract negotiations between a union representing film and television workers and a large group of producers.
“This situation is none of Dave Halls’ business.… It is by no means anyone’s fault,” she said. “It’s a larger conversation about safety on set and what we’re trying to achieve with that culture.”
A vigil for Cackling took place in Southern California on Sunday, where attendees exchanged tearful hugs and speakers echoed calls for increased safety standards.
Actress Rosanna Arquette has joined many in Hollywood to call for a move away from the use of live weapons, whether armed with blanks or bullets.
“Hope that wakes people up. Because there should never be a live around anything in a movie. We’ve had enough CGIs, we’ve had enough, that’s absurd”, a- she declared. “We’re all rocking the heart of the industry on this.”
Actor Ray Liotta agreed with Wright that gun controls are generally extensive.
“They, to my knowledge, are still checking it so that you can see,” Liotta said. “They give it to whoever you point the gun at, they give it to the producer, they show whoever is there that it doesn’t work.”
Baldwin, who is a producer on Rust, met Hutchins’ husband and 9-year-old son on Saturday at a Santa Fe hotel where the actor had stayed during filming. Baldwin and Hutchins’ husband can be seen kissing in a photo posted by the New York Post.