Alec Baldwin will remain in the lead role of 'Rust' despite his indictment

Alec Baldwin will remain in the lead role of ‘Rust’ despite his indictment

Alec Baldwin will remain the star of the film “Rust” as it restarts productionconfirmed the film’s lawyer.

The 64-year-old actor will be charged with manslaughter in the death of Halyna Hutchins in 2021, despite insisting he didn’t pull the trigger.

Hutchins widower Matt, who shared 10-year-old son Andros with the late cinematographerwill remain the film’s executive producer – a role he took on as part of the wrongful death lawsuit that was settled for an undisclosed amount in October.

“Rust” will also see its director Joel Souza return, although he was injured in the shooting.

“The film is still on track for completion,” Rust Movie Productions attorney Melina Spadone said in a statement.

Hutchins was killed on set outside Sante Fe, New Mexico on October 21, 2021, after Baldwin’s prop gun fired a live round and struck her in the chest. She was 42 years old.


Halyna Hutchins was killed after a Baldwin prop gun fired on October 21, 2021.
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The actor’s attorney has since called the charge against the “30 Rock” actor a “terrible miscarriage of justice.”

On January 19, Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said she planned to indict both Baldwin and the film’s gunsmith, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed. with two counts of manslaughter.

Gutierrez-Reed — who oversaw the weapons on set — has repeatedly denied responsibility for the shooting. She was once described as “a bit careless with weapons.”


Baldwin questioned by police after Hutchins' death on the set of "Rust."
Baldwin questioned by police after Hutchins died on the set of “Rust”.
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Both Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed will be charged “alternatively,” meaning the jury will decide which of the two charges – manslaughter or manslaughter in the commission of a lawful act – they are or are not guilty of.

The first charge carries a maximum sentence of 18 months, but because the second charge includes firearm enhancement, Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed would face a mandatory five-year sentence if convicted.


This aerial photo shows the film set of  "Rust" at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, NM on Saturday, October 23, 2021.
This aerial photo shows the “Rust” film set at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 23, 2021.
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In January 2022, Gutierrez-Reed sued the accessories company who provided the tours, alleging he was selling blanks and mixed lives.

In November, Baudouin filed lawsuits against several crew members of the movie. Attorneys for Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed protested their clients’ innocence and pledged to fight the manslaughter charges.

With post wires

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