Dwayne Johnson is starring in the upcoming Netflix film Red Notice, and like many action-packed films will feature firearms. But following the tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Alec Baldwin’s film Rust, Johnson says that he will stop using real guns on any project he is involved in that is produced by Seven Bucks production company.
In Red Notice, the 49-year-old tells Variety that he will only use rubber guns on his sets.
“I can’t speak for anyone else, but I can tell you, without an absence of clarity here, that any movie that we have moving forward with Seven Bucks Productions — any movie, any television show, or anything we do or produce — we won’t use real guns at all,” he said.
“We’re going to switch over to rubber guns, and we’re going to take care of it in post,” he said. “We’re not going to worry about the dollars; we won’t worry about what it costs.”
In case you missed it, an assistant director unknowingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon, thinking it was a “cold gun” to use on the set of Rust in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Thursday (Oct. 21), according to AP News.
The gun, however, was loaded with live rounds. Hutchins was accidentally killed, and director Joel Souza was injured after Baldwin pulled the trigger.
“First of all, I was heartbroken,” Johnson said, responding to the incident while on the carpet. “We lost a life. My heart goes out to her family and everybody on set. I’ve known Alec, too, for a very long time.”
Red Notice also stars Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot. The film will be available for streaming on Nov. 12.