Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of the western “Rust,” which resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza. In this episode of “The Take,” we discuss the latest developments on the tragedy that has sparked many calls for the banning of prop guns on film sets, in addition to a litany of grotesque reactions from conservative media including t-shirts and insensitive social media posts.

Also in this episode, the hosts share their take on the box office performance of sci-fi epic “Dune,” which led to the greenlighting of the sequel that is said to have star Zendaya in the leading role, after being in only about seven minutes of this first entry. The upcoming “Sex and the City” sequel series on HBO Max will be more diverse and tackle racial issues. Finally, Katie Couric’s new book, “Going There” is released, and it’s an unfiltered look at her career with its commentary on women in media being pitted against one another.

Hosted by Variety senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister and awards editor Clayton Davis, “Variety’s The Take,” presented by Apple TV Plus, is a weekly series that will navigate the week’s top stories from the entertainment world, pop culture and media while providing expert analysis and exclusive insight on what’s buzzing in Hollywood. Filmed in Variety’s state-of-the-art studios in Los Angeles, new episodes are released weekly on Fridays on, YouTube and social media.

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