ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO - OCTOBER 23: Jillian Oyenque, a tailor/seamstress, holds a sign that reads "FIGHTING FOR SAFETY ON SET!" during a vigil held to honor cinematographer Halyna Hutchins at Albuquerque Civic Plaza on October 23, 2021 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hutchins was killed on set while filming the movie "Rust" at Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 21, 2021. The film's star and producer Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm that hit Hutchins and director Joel Souza. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)
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Rust Is Set To Go Back Into Production After Lawsuit Settlement
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.