After coming to a private agreement with the spouse of deceased cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, Alec Baldwin will begin shooting Rust in January 2023.
As the movie’s executive producer, Matthew Hutchins said that he, the other producers, and Baldwin all agreed that Baldwin’s wife’s death was a “horrible accident.”
On the movie’s location in Santa Fe, New Mexico’s Bonanza Creek Ranch, Halyna Hutchins was filmed in October 2021.
Baldwin, 64, has always said that he did not fire the trigger and that the stunt handlers and prop managers are to blame since they failed to make sure the pistol was “cold,” or devoid of live rounds.
This morning, Matthew Hutchins made the following statement: “We have settled our wrongful death lawsuit against Alec Baldwin and Rust Movie Productions, LLC, subject to court approval.
The settlement includes the dismissal of our complaint.
“In January 2023, Rust’s shooting will restart with all of the original major performers on board, and I will now serve as executive producer.
I’m not interested in making amends or assigning blame (to the producers or Mr. Baldwin). We all agree that Halyna’s death was a sad accident.
“I am pleased that the producers and the entertainment industry have united to honor Halyna’s last effort,” the producer said.
‘We are glad the parties came together to conclude this dispute, which, subject to court approval, represents an important step forward in celebrating Halyna’s life and recognizing her work,’ stated Rust Movie Productions, LLC via its lawyer, Melina Spadone.
Joel Souza, the director of Rust, praised Hutchins’ brilliance and originality and described the choice to continue working on the movie as “bittersweet.”
My goal for this movie will be to respect Halyna’s legacy and make her proud, Souza said. It is an honor to carry this out on her behalf.
Although he expressed regret for not working with the cinematographer under better conditions, he insisted that finishing the project would benefit in his own recovery.
According to Luke Nikas of Quinn Emanuel, who represents Alec Baldwin, “everyone has retained the particular intention to do what is best for Halyna’s kid throughout this painful process.”
We want to express our gratitude to everyone who helped bring this unfortunate and upsetting situation to a close.
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