Alec Baldwin and the producers of Rust have announced that the film will begin reshooting in January 2023, after reaching an agreement with the husband of murdered cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin, 64, claimed that he didn’t always pull the trigger and that the blame was on the stunt handlers and set managers, who had to make sure the gun wasn’t loaded with live ammunition.
Rust’s director Joel Souza said he had mixed feelings about the decision to continue working on the film they took for Hutchins’ legacy.
‘ACCIDENT’ EXPLANATION FROM THE VISUAL DIRECTOR’S WIFE
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’ family filed a lawsuit over what happened in February. Following the agreement between the two sides, Halyna’s husband, Matthew Hutchins, said he would executive produce the film in January when filming would resume and said his wife’s death was a “horrible accident”.
Matthew Hutchins continued, “We have reached a court-approved settlement for our wrongful death lawsuit against the producers of Rust, including Alec Baldwin and Rust Movie Productions, LLC. As part of this settlement, our lawsuit will be dismissed. te will continue with all the original main players.’