“Rust” will continue filming in January.
On October 21, 2021, famous actor Alec Baldwin caused the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during the filming of “Rust”. Baldwin’s role-playing gun fired, killing Hutchins, 42, and wounding 48-year-old director Joel Souza.
In his statements after the incident, Baldwin stated that he did not know that there was a real bullet in the gun, and in his first face-to-face interview for ABC channel, he claimed that he did not pull the trigger of the gun himself. However, an FBI report released in August revealed that the gun “cannot be fired without the trigger being pulled while the internal components are intact and working.”
With lawsuits pending against the producers and Baldwin, Hutchins’ widow, Matthew Hutchins, announced today that they have reached a court-approved settlement with Alec Baldwin. As part of this deal, the lawsuit will be dropped and Matthew Hutchins will be executive producer on the film, which will continue filming “with all original principal cast” in January.
Hutchins said that the film should be finished to honor his wife. “I have no intention of blaming or blaming Baldwin or the producers. We all believe that Halyna’s death was a terrible accident. I am grateful that the producers and entertainment community came together to pay tribute to Halyna’s latest work. ” said.
Alec Baldwin, who made a statement on Instagram, said, “Throughout this difficult process, everyone has maintained their desire to do the best for Halyna’s son. We are grateful to everyone who contributed to resolving this tragic and painful situation.” used the phrases.
In the days following Hutchins’ death, Hutchins’ family turned to assistant director David Halls, who was in charge of the gun, and Hannah Guiterrez-Reed, who was in charge of the gun, as the film’s lighting chief and script supervisor brought negligence lawsuits against Baldwin and the producers. Reed, who said that he checked the gun on the day of the accident, brought up the sabotage claim by saying, “The real question is who put this bullet there, why?” Halls, whom Reed delivered the gun to be given to Baldwin, lost his job as a result of another gun accident on a set he was working on in 2019.
Script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, on the other hand, claimed that Hutchins did not write anything in the script that would require the gun to be fired for the scene that killed him. “Alec Baldwin deliberately fired the loaded gun, for no reason or excuse, even though the scene did not require the use of a firearm,” Mitchell wrote in the text of the lawsuit. Mr. Baldwin chose to play Russian roulette with a loaded gun, without checking the gun or having the gun supervisor check it.”