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19th Apr 2023

Alec Baldwin to resume filming of ‘Rust’ this week

Jack Peat

Filming was halted after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot on set

Filming of Rust is due to recommence this week, a spokesperson for the film has told CNN.

Production on the film was halted after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot on set by a prop gun Alec Baldwin was holding.

Director Joel Souza was also shot and injured.

But the movie will still be completed, with Baldwin and Souza to return to finish the project, according to Rust Movie Productions.

Filming is due to get underway again this week, although it won’t be at the original location of Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico because, you know, that would be disrespectful.

The film depicts aging outlaw Harland Rust, who comes out of hiding to rescue his thirteen-year-old grandson Lucas after he is sentenced to hang for an accidental murder.

As fugitives, the pair have to outrun both Rust’s nemesis, US Marshal Wood Helm, and the vicious bounty hunter Fenton “Preacher” Lang.

Baldwin was formally charged in January with involuntary manslaughter over the shooting of Hutchins alongside the film’s weapons supervisor, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed.

The charges were later watered down because involuntary manslaughter in the commission of a lawful act requires proof that there was more than simple negligence involved in a death, and includes a firearm enhancement, which makes the crime punishable by a mandatory five years in prison.

The charge was removed which reduces the possible prison sentence Baldwin faces from a minimum of five years to a maximum of 18 months.

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