After fatally shooting the film’s cinematographer last year, Alec Baldwin will complete filming his Western movie “Rust.”

After fatally shooting cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last year, Alec Baldwin will complete filming his independent Western film “Rust,” the movie’s production company declared on Wednesday.

Insider was given a statement by Rust Movie Productions, which said that it has resolved a wrongful death case brought by the family of Hutchins, who was shot on October 21, 2021, when Baldwin was practicing a scene on the movie’s New Mexico set.

In the announcement, Hutchins’ husband, Matthew, stated that “the filming of Rust, which I will now executive produce, will resume in January 2023 with all the original major performers on board.”

Joel Souza, the film’s director, continued, “In my own attempts to recover, any decision to return to finish directing the film could only make sense for me if it was done with the involvement of Matt and the Hutchins family.”

He went on: “Although it is undoubtedly heartbreaking, I am happy that Halyna and I will now work together to finish what we began. I will give this movie everything I’ve got in order to make Halyna proud and carry on her legacy. It is an honor to carry this out on her behalf.”

Hutchins’ family’s representative declined to say how much was paid in the settlement.
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