Alec Baldwin can be seen firing a prop gun on the set of Rust just days before Halyna Hutchins’ death.
The 65-year-old actor was holding the gun that accidentally discharged on the set of the Western film in 2021, resulting in the death of the cinematographer at the age of 42.
The Beetlejuice star has consistently insisted he didn’t pull the trigger, and all charges against him were dropped in April.
This week, new never before seen footage has been obtained and shared by NBC News shows Baldwin firing guns as he prepares for the scenes.
In one of the five clips, he can be seen lying on his back in the dirt holding the prop.
‘Go to the other side of the camera’, he tells someone, adding: ‘I don’t want to shoot towards you.’
In a different video, he stops filming to make sure the crew is safe as he expresses concerns about how steep the path is, pointing to a safer part of the trail.
And in a third, he repeatedly checks if a cameraman is ‘ok’ after they fall to the ground.
Special prosecutors first request the videos from Rust Movie Productions LLC earlier this year, but they were not obtained until last month, according to NBC News.
Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Hutchins on the set of Rust in October 2021.
Director Joel Souza was also injured in the incident but was released from hospital shortly after, and production on the film was paused pending an investigation, before resuming in April.
The Boss Baby lead has always maintained that he wasn’t aware there were live rounds in the weapon.
He had been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, but these were both dropped without prejudice.
Last month, it was reported prosecutors in New Mexico are looking to recharge Baldwin.
His lawyer said in response to the news: ‘‘It is unfortunate that a terrible tragedy has been turned into this misguided prosecution. We will answer any charges in court.’
If convicted, Baldwin could face up to 18 months in prison.
Special prosecutors Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis confirmed the news in a statement, saying: ‘After extensive investigation over the past several months, additional facts have come to light that we believe show Mr. Baldwin has criminal culpability in the death of Halyna Hutchins and the shooting of Joel Souza.
‘We believe the appropriate course of action is to permit a panel of New Mexico citizens to determine from here whether Mr. Baldwin should be held over for criminal trial.’
Watch the footage below: