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Rust Is Set To Go Back Into Production After Lawsuit Settlement
By LEX BRISCUSO
In October 2021, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on the set of the Western film "Rust” when Alec Baldwin fired a Colt .45 revolver, which wasn’t supposed to use fire or explosives. Now, her estate has reached an agreement for its wrongful death case against the film's producers, with production set to resume principal photography in January 2023.
Matthew Hutchins, Halyna’s husband and father to their 9-year-old son, told Variety, “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.” As a condition of the settlement, Hutchins’ husband will become an executive producer on the film.
Before the wrongful death lawsuit was filed, Baldwin had earlier offered to compensate Hutchins’ family through a cut of the film's profits and insurance money. Those discussions were revealed in an arbitration filing in March 2022, a month after the suit was filed, but the talks collapsed for unknown reasons ahead of the lawsuit filed by Hutchins' estate.