It’s been a year since Halyna Hutchins lost her life. On October 21, 2021, Rust’s cinematographer was accidentally killed on set by Alec Baldwin, who was handling a gun that was supposedly unloaded. Almost a year after the tragedy, the actor announced that he had reached an agreement with the family of his victim. “I have no desire to launch recriminations or to point out culprits (either the producers or Alec Baldwin), commented the husband of Halyna Hutchins, Matthew Hutchins. We are all convinced that the death of Halyna has resulted from a terrible accident.” On Instagram, the young dad welcomed this agreement. “We are pleased to announce today the settlement of the civil case filed on behalf of the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins,” he wrote.
“Throughout this difficult process, everyone has maintained a specific desire to do what is best for Halyna’s son. We are grateful to everyone who has helped resolve this tragic and painful situation. “, concluded Alec Baldwin. Always very marked by this drama, the actor paid tribute to the director of photography for the sad anniversary of his disappearance. “A year ago today…”, he wrote in the caption of a photo of Halyna Hutchins published on Instagram this Friday, October 21. And the least we can say is that his tribute has divided Internet users. While most subscribers joined in his condolences, some found his speech “disgusting”.
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“What a terrible tragedy for you and everyone involved”, “This is not a souvenir to post”, “You are daring”, “Is this the person you shot?”, “I wish you well comfort and send you love”, could we read in particular in the many comments. A year after the death of Halyna Hutchins, the majority of Internet users are especially happy that the filming of Rust is restarting. But this feature film will not ultimately be made in New Mexico, where the drama took place. “It is emotionally difficult for the team and the cast to return to the same place”, confided a member of the production in the columns of Deadline. The victim’s husband will be the executive producer of this film, which should also reunite its original cast.
“Rust production will not be returning to New Mexico. Production is considering other locations, including California, but no decision has been made,” Rust Movie Productions LLC attorney Melina Spadone said in a statement. a statement sent to Deadline. Next January, Alec Baldwin and the other actors of this western will meet again. Note that a “security manager” will also be present on the film set, in order to avoid any risk. After reaching an agreement with the family of Halyna Hutchins, the actor is no longer sued in civil proceedings. But according to the attorney general of New Mexico, criminal proceedings could be initiated when the investigation is completed.
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