WASHINGTON: The work on Alec Baldwin’s ‘Rust’ will most probably resume in January, more than a year after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on set.
However, the production will not return to New Mexico, where a criminal investigation and state workplace safety proceedings remain unresolved, Variety reported. The filmmaking team is planning to restart production in California.
The production company announced a settlement on October 5 with Matthew Hutchins, the widower of the cinematographer. Under the agreement, the production will be able to resume after a 15-month hiatus. Matthew Hutchins said in a statement that completing the film would be a way “to pay tribute to Halyna’s final work.”
Halyna Hutchins was shot while preparing a scene in a church with actor Alec Baldwin on October 21, 2021. Baldwin unholstered a gun, which he had been told was “cold,” and it fired. The bullet passed through her body and lodged in the shoulder of director Joel Souza.
Hutchins was airlifted to a hospital where she died. Souza, who is returning to complete the film, was released from the hospital later that day. (ANI)