Filming on Rust will resume after Alec Baldwin and the production company reached an undisclosed agreement with the estate of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who died in an accidental shooting on set.
Attorneys representing Hutchins’ husband Matthew and their son Andros sued the Hollywood star and film producers over unjust death in February.
Ms. Hutchins was killed on set in October 2021 after the prop gun Baldwin was holding was discharged.
Director Joel Souza was also injured in the shooting at Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe.
“We are pleased to announce today the settlement of a civil case filed on behalf of the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins,” Baldwin said in a statement on Instagram.
“Throughout this difficult process, everyone maintained a specific desire to do what was best for Halyna’s son.
“We are grateful to all those who have contributed to the resolution of this tragic and painful situation.”
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Rust Movie Productions, through attorney Melina Spadone, said: “We are pleased that the parties have come together to resolve this matter, subject to court approval, marking an important step forward in making this matter a reality. celebrate Halyna’s life and honor her work.”
Matthew Hutchins will serve as executive producer when the series resumes in January 2023.
“We have reached an agreement, subject to court approval, in our wrongful conviction against the makers of Rust, including Alec Baldwin and Rust Movie Productions, LLC.
“As part of that settlement, our case will be dropped. Filming of Rust, which I will executive produce, will resume with all of the original major players on board in January next year. 2023.
“I’m not interested in attributing or attributing responsibility (to the producer or Mr. Baldwin).
“We all believe that Halyna’s death was a terrible accident. I’m grateful that the producers and entertainment community came together to pay tribute to Halyna’s final work.”
“Those of us lucky enough to be with Halyna know she’s incredibly talented, kind, creative, and an amazing source of positive energy,” Souza said.
“I just wish the world got to know her under different circumstances, as it certainly does through her wonderful work. In her own healing efforts, any decision goes back to her. back to finish directing a movie that could only make sense to me if it was made with Matt and the Hutchins family.
“While it’s certainly been bittersweet, I’m pleased that together, we’ll now finish what Halyna and I started. All of my efforts in this film will be devoted to honoring her legacy. Halyna’s legacy and make her proud. It’s an honor to see this on her behalf.”
It comes after an incident report found the film’s production company “knew that gun safety procedures were not followed on set” and “clearly demonstratedvoid for employee safety”.
Rust Movie Productions was fined $136,793, the maximum allowed under state law in New Mexico, following a six-month investigation by the state’s environment department.
Producers Baldwin and Rust also face a lawsuit brought by script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, although a Los Angeles judge recently ruled that they won’t face neutrality charges. concerns about assault and intentional emotional distress.
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