‘Rust’ to resume filming after Alec Baldwin settles with family of Halyna Hutchins

Filming on the movie Rust is set to resume after producer and actor Alec Baldwin settled a legal dispute with the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was shot dead on set by a live round he fired last year.
Matthew Hutchins, husband of Halyna Hutchins, announced the settlement news in a statement from The Hill, noting that filming for the production would resume early next year.
"We have reached a settlement, subject to court approval, in our wrongful death case against the producers of Rust, including Alec Baldwin and Rust Movie Productions, LLC," the statement said. “As part of this settlement, our case is dismissed. Filming on Rust, which I will now executive produce, will resume in January 2023 with all of the original leads on board. I have no interest in blaming or blaming [the producers or Mr. Baldwin].”
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"We all believe that Halyna's death was a horrific accident. I'm grateful that the producers and entertainment community have come together to pay tribute to Halyna's final work," concludes Hutchin's statement.
The actor's attorney, Luke Nikas, said in a statement to The Hill, "Throughout this difficult process, everyone has maintained an expressed desire to do what is best for Halyna's son. We are grateful to everyone who helped resolve this tragic and painful situation.”
The late cinematographer's family filed a lawsuit against Baldwin and others involved in "Rust" in February, alleging that their "reckless behavior and cost-cutting efforts" led to Hutchin's "pointless death."
Hutchins, 42, was fatally shot on the set of "Rust" in New Mexico last October after a live bullet was fired from the prop cannon used by Baldwin. The film's director, Joel Souza, 48, was also injured in the incident. The FBI said in the forensic report after its investigation that the prop cannon that killed Hutchins could not have been fired without someone pulling the trigger.
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Baldwin said in an August interview that the fatal shooting "taken his life by years" and that he would never use real guns in films again. The actor also said at the time that he was a supporter of resuming production of Rust, specifically to make a financial contribution to Hutchin's son.
"Someone died and it was preventable. It was so unnecessary," Baldwin said. "I think about it every day of my life."
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