After the shooting accident involving Alec Baldwin last October 2021, Rust movie will resume filming in January 2023. The actor has reportedly settled the lawsuit with the victim’s family.
During a rehearsal back in October 2021, Baldwin fired a prop gun which he was told was a cold weapon. The movie‘s cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot dead, while director Joel Souza was injured. Hutchin’s family filed a lawsuit against Baldwin and the movie production.
Alec Baldwin And Rust Movie Team Resumes Work After Shooting Incident
In a recent report from Deadline, the victim’s husband, Matthew Hutchins, said:
“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. The filming of Rust, which I will now executive produce, will resume with all the original principal players on board in January 2023. 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.”
As Hutchins’ husband steps in as executive producer, he will also receive a portion of the movie’s profit. Baldwin’s lawyer, Luke Nikas, said that everyone tried to do everything that is best for the victim’s son.
Fans Are Angered By Halyna Hutchins’s Case Dismissal
This announcement caused outrage from fans, and many were in disbelief at the decision to resume filming. A fan said that it is a bad idea and they have to scrap it. Others thought it is cursed and should not finish filming the movie anymore. Some were also angered by the thought of money solving everything. Check out some of the fans’ angry tweets:
Alec Baldwin Murdered that Woman! He gets away with Murder! I guess it does just depend on who you are, and how much money you have. He Should Be In Prison! #FuckAlecBaldwin!
— Steve Hudson (@SteveHudson63) October 6, 2022
So….Alec Baldwin…..SETTLED…. FINANCIALLY!?! ….with the family of his murder victim and the film company….wtf?…No Jail for Democrats?…not even when they kill someone?
— NoneOfYourBusiness2 (@TomaisMac) October 5, 2022
Your daily reminder that Alec Baldwin didn't spend a single night in prison but people are still in jail for walking into the Capitol building.
— Rising serpent 🇺🇸 (@rising_serpent) October 5, 2022
Alec Baldwin just reached a settlement with the family of the woman he shot and killed.
He belongs in prison.
— Steven Ertelt (@StevenErtelt) October 5, 2022
Meanwhile, some fans defended Alec Baldwin and said that it is not his fault but the person in charge of the guns. They should not have any real guns on set in the first place. Some fans also believed that it is a horrible accident and that the actor should not be blamed. A Twitter user also said that Hutchins’s work should be seen and “it would be a shame to throw her work away.”
@AlecBaldwin Alec Baldwin is not to be blamed for shooting the Producer. It was the responsibility of the person in charge of the guns. They shouldn’t ever of had real guns on a set of a movie anyway! The gun handler and producer are to Blame and only them!
— ShawnB (@ShawnB47940738) October 6, 2022
I was on the fence about the release but now that they are moving forward with filming I believe her work should be seen. It would be a shame to throw her work away.
— Jesse Juarez (@FakeJesseJuarez) October 5, 2022
This traumatic accident has divided reactions from the public. Baldwin, known as an outspoken Donald Trump critic, was criticized by people who politicized the shooting. Twitter users even started the hashtag #AlecforPrison.