Alec Baldwin Settles Family of Murdered Rust Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins

Actor Alec Baldwin and producers of the western genre film Rust have reached a settlement with the family of cameraman Halyna Hutchins, who shot Baldwin during filming last year, Hutchins’ husband said Wednesday.

Under the deal, the family’s civil lawsuit against Baldwin and others will be dismissed and the film will resume shooting in January with all of the original lead actors, Matthew Hutchins said in a statement first reported by Deadline.

“I have no interest in accusations or assigning blame (to the producers or Mr Baldwin),” said Mr Hutchins, a merger and acquisition attorney who will become an executive producer on the film under the deal.

“We all believe that Halyna’s death was a terrible accident.”

Production of the low-budget film took place at the Bonanza Creek Ranch outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, in October 2021, when Halyna Hutchins, 42, died.

Baldwin was rehearsing with a revolver when it fired a live round that struck Ukrainian cinematographer and film director Joel Souza, who survived.

Baldwin and others could face criminal charges for Hutchins’ death, a New Mexico prosecutor said in September. Investigators have focused on determining who was wielding the gun Baldwin fired.

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