Alec Baldwin and Rust Producers Reach a Settlement with Halyna Hutchins, Family

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Alec Baldwin will return to filming for the movie “Rust” after he and the producers of the movie reached a confidential settlement with the widower of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was accidentally shot to death on the set one year ago.

“The filming of Rust, which I will now executive produce, will resume with all the original principal players on board in January 2023,”Matthew Hutchins stated Wednesday in a statement. 

The slain cinematographer’s family had filed a wrongful death suit against Baldwin and the movie’s producers. The civil suit was dropped as part of the settlement. There were no monetary terms. 

“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,”Matthew Hutchins went on.

The statement by the husband in grief was a shift from comments he made eight years ago in an interview. “Today,”Baldwin was blamed in this instance.

“The idea that the person holding the gun, causing it to discharge, is not responsible is absurd to me,”Matthew Hutchins has previously stated.

Baldwin, whose wife Hilaria just gave way to their seventh child, said: “We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the resolution of this tragic and painful situation.”

The settlement does not affect whether any criminal charges will be brought against authorities.

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