‘Rust’ star Alec Baldwin will complete the film as lead actor
A lawyer for the production declared on Monday that filming of “Rust” will proceed with Alec Baldwin in the main role, despite the fact that police had said they would prosecute the actor in the death of the film’s cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins.
Melina Spadone, an attorney for Rust Movie Productions, has stated that Joel Souza, who was injured in the event in October 2021, will take over as director of the film, with Alec Baldwin continuing to play Harland Rust’s grandpa.
Baldwin was practising with a pistol when it accidentally went off, killing Hutchins and wounding Souza.
Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said on Thursday that she will be charging Baldwin and Hannah Gutierrez-Reed with involuntary manslaughter in connection with Hutchins’ death.
The Hutchins family sued Baldwin for wrongful death in October. In accordance with the terms of the agreement, Hutchins will be joining the “Rust” production team this month, and filming will resume shortly thereafter.
Baldwin has denied any involvement in the shooting, saying that it was the responsibility of the persons in charge of the weapons to ensure their safety.
Despite an investigation by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, the origin of the live bullets remains unknown.