January 30, 2023

Alec Baldwin will remain the star of the movie “Rust” when production resumes, the film’s attorney has confirmed.

The 64-year-old actor is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter in the 2021 death of Halyna Hutchins, despite previously insisting he wasn’t pulling the trigger.

Hutchins’ widower Matt, who shared his 10-year-old son Andros with the late cinematographer, will remain as executive producer on the film – a role he took on as part of the wrongful death trial, which was settled for an undisclosed amount in October .

‘Rust’ will also see its director Joel Souza, although he was injured in the making.

“The film is still on track to be completed,” Melina Spadone, attorney for Rust Movie Productions, said in a statement.

Hutchins was killed on set outside of Sante Fe, New Mexico on October 21, 2021 after Baldwin’s prop cannon fired a live bullet, hitting her in the chest. she was 42


.Halyna Hutchins
Halyna Hutchins was killed after Baldwin fired a prop cannon on October 21, 2021.
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The actor’s attorney has since called the charges against the ’30 Rock’ actor “a horrific miscarriage of justice.”

On Jan. 19, Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said she plans to indict both Baldwin and the film’s gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez-Reed on two counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Gutierrez-Reed – who oversaw the guns on set – has repeatedly denied responsibility for the shooting. She was once described as “a bit careless with the guns”.


Baldwin is questioned by the police after Hutchins died on set "Rust."
Baldwin is questioned by the police after Hutchins died on the set of Rust.
Santa Fe County Sheriff/MEGA

Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed both face “alternative” charges, meaning the jury will decide which of the two charges — negligent manslaughter or negligent manslaughter in the commission of a lawful act — they are guilty or not.

The first charge carries a maximum sentence of 18 months, but since the second charge involves firearm enhancement, both Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed would face a mandatory five-year sentence if convicted.


This aerial photo shows the film set of  "rust" at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, NM on Saturday October 23, 2021.
This aerial photo shows the film set of “Rust” at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 23, 2021.
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In January 2022, Gutierrez-Reed filed suit against the prop company that supplied the rounds, alleging that they sold blanks and mixed lives.

In November, Baldwin filed lawsuits against several crew members on the film. Lawyers for Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed have protested their clients’ innocence and have vowed to challenge the involuntary manslaughter charge.

With mail wires

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