Alec Baldwin's ‘Rust’ to resume filming after Halyna Hutchins' death, but will not return to New Mexico
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The team of ‘Rust’ movie is reportedly looking for ideal locations in California, close to Palm Springs and the Nevada border, after the production was put on halt following cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’ tragic death. It has also been said that to avoid any further such horrific incidents, a safety officer will also be hired to keep an eye on the film set.
Speaking with Fox News Digital, Melina Spadone, attorney for Rust Movie Productions LLC, said, “The production of ‘Rust’ will not return to New Mexico. The production is considering other locations, including in California, but no decisions have been made.” This comes almost a year after the director of photography, who was also a mum-of-one, breathed her last after actor Alec Baldwin mistakenly fired a gun, fatally hitting her while also injuring director Joel Souza.
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At the time, the 64-year-old actor had reportedly said, “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”
Souza had added, “I am gutted by the loss of my friend and colleague, Halyna. She was kind, vibrant, incredibly talented, fought for every inch, and always pushed me to be better. I am humbled and grateful by the outpouring of affection we have received from our filmmaking community, the people of Santa Fe, and the hundreds of strangers who have reached out….. It will surely aid in my recovery.”
Since the October 21, 2021 mishap, the movie as well as Baldwin found themselves engulfed in controversies, legal probes and lawsuits. But recently, it was reported that a civil agreement has been reached and the making of ‘Rust’ will begin in January 2023. Reports also said that Hutchins’ husband, Matthew, will work as an executive producer of the movie.
Matthew had said earlier, “We have reached a settlement, subject to court approval, for our wrongful death case against the producers of Rust, including Alec Baldwin and Rust Movie Productions, LLC. As part of that settlement, our case will be dismissed. The filming of Rust, which I will now executive produce, will resume with all the original principal players on board in January 2023.”
He added, “I have no interest in engaging in recriminations or attribution of blame (to the producers or Mr. Baldwin). All of us believe Halyna’s death was a terrible accident. I am grateful that the producers and the entertainment community have come together to pay tribute to Halyna’s final work.”
Meanwhile, the new development on ‘Rust’ production has attracted a lot of comments online with a person saying, “And the murderer still remains free!” Another person shared, “I'll not be seeing this film if finished.” “Wow, what a slap in the face for those who lost their life on the set,” the third one wrote and the fourth one added, “Very sad . Whoever brought live rounds for weapons should be held responsible.”
And the murderer still remains free!— TokinJoe (@njerzeyboy) October 20, 2022
I'll not be seeing this film if finished.— Kipsley 🇦🇺 (@Kipsleyanne) October 20, 2022
Wow, what a slap in the face for those who lost thier life on the set.— Mike (#7) (@11Brizzle) October 20, 2022
Very sad . Whoever brought live rounds for weapons should be held responsible.— notsolittleoldlady🌲🌝💐🤍🎵🇺🇸 (@notsolittleold1) October 20, 2022
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