On Wednesday, actor Alec Baldwin reportedly settled a lawsuit filed by the family of Halyna Hutchins, the “Rust” cinematographer who was fatally shot on the movie’s set.
The wrongful death suit targeted Baldwin, who was holding the gun at the time a live round was fired, and others involved in the film. Hutchins’ family accused those listed in the lawsuit of reckless behavior as well as engaging in dangerous cost-cutting methods.
A statement from Baldwin’s lawyer Luke Nikas claims that throughout the litigation process, the most important aspect was doing what was best for the Hutchins’ son, according to NBC News.
“Throughout this difficult process, everyone has maintained the specific desire to do what is best for Halyna’s son. We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the resolution of this tragic and painful situation,” it read.
The resolution of the lawsuit also means that the filming of “Rust” will move forward with Matthew Hutchins, the husband of Halyna Hutchins, as executive producer. The original cast will be maintained, which includes Baldwin’s character and production will start back up in January.
Hutchins released a statement about the settlement as well, which explains that he will no longer be seeking action against anyone associated with the movie for the death of his late wife.
“We have reached a settlement, subject to court approval, for our wrongful death case against the producers of Rust, including Alec Baldwin and Rust Movie Productions, LLC. As part of that settlement, our case will be dismissed,” it reads. “I have no interest in engaging in recriminations or attribution of blame [to the producers or Mr. Baldwin].”
“All of us believe Halyna’s death was a terrible accident. I am grateful that the producers and the entertainment community have come together to pay tribute to Halyna’s final work.”
Social media had a lot to say, with many people shocked that the movie will continue to be made:
They should all say no to returning.
— ArielStarrProduction (@ArielStarrProd) October 5, 2022
Good luck trying to crew that job up. I wouldn’t go back on that set no matter how much you were willing to pay me. Bad juju
— Lenore Mary Taylor (@BolzMary) October 5, 2022
Hope everyone wears their vest.
— NeLo Zeed (@NeloZeed) October 5, 2022
Thanks, but no thanks. Love westerns but you couldn’t pay me to go and see this movie.
— Sorley Boy (@matmcd664) October 5, 2022
I don’t think anyone will go see this movie knowing what happened
— let me be clear (@GiveHugs09) October 5, 2022
And, he got away with it. SHOCKER 🙄
— Stacy (@TBONewDog) October 5, 2022
Who would ever go see this movie now???
A woman died when the Lead Actor shot and killed her.
Why would a studio not take the L and write off the losses, and respectfully move on!?! Ggeezzz…
— TheClempsonGuy1776 (@TheClempsonGuy) October 5, 2022
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