The family of Rust Cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins has settled with Alec Baldwin and the producers of the 2021 movie, ‘Rust’ after she was shot during the movie shoot.
Under the concession, which is subject to court approval, the filming of Rust will continue with the “original principal players on board” and Hutchins’ husband Matthew will serve as executive producer.
In a statement, Matthew Hutchins said:
“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.”
Due to the settlement, the wrongful death lawsuit that the family filed against Baldwin and the producers of ‘Rust’ would also be dismissed.
In an Instagram post, Alec said:
“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.”
Last October, Hutchins was killed after the Colt .45 revolver Baldwin was holding unexpectedly went off and fired a live round, striking the cinematographer.
Baldwin said in a December interview with ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos when the news spread like wildfire:
“I cock the gun. I go, ‘Can you see that? Can you see that? Can you see that?'” And then I let go of the hammer of the gun, and the gun goes off.”
He explained that he was only following Hutchins’s instructions when the gun went off, as he did not pull the trigger.