Alec Baldwin Reaches Settlement With Family of Late 'Rust' Cinematographer


Actor Alec Baldwin has reached a settlement with late “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’ family.

Hutchins’ widower, Matthew Hutchins, told Deadline in a statement, “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.”

He added, “The filming of ‘Rust,’ which I will now executive produce, will resume with all the original principal players on board in January 2023.”

According to Matthew Hutchins, he has “no interest in engaging in recriminations or attribution of blame (to the producers or Mr. Baldwin).”

He explained, “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.”

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Baldwin’s attorney Luke Nikas also issued a statement to Page Six.

“Throughout this difficult process, everyone has maintained the specific desire to do what is best for Halyna’s son. We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the resolution of this tragic and painful situation,” Nikas said.

Additionally, Baldwin posted the news to his Instagram account.

Director Joel Souza told Page Six involving Halyna Hutchins’ widower in the film acts as part of his own “attempts to heal.”

He continued, “Though certainly bittersweet, I am pleased that together, we will now complete what Halyna and I started.”

Souza said his “every effort on this film will be devoted to honoring Halyna’s legacy and making her proud. It is a privilege to see this through on her behalf.”

Rust Movie Productions, LLC, attorney Spadone of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman stated they are “pleased the parties came together to resolve this matter, which, subject to court approval, marks an important step forward in celebrating Halyna’s life and honoring her work.”

In October 2021, Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on the set of the film.

The family filed the lawsuit in February against Baldwin, the film’s production companies, producers and other crew members.

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Baldwin was reportedly holding the gun as it fired.

The lawsuit claimed Baldwin committed a reckless discharge of a deadly weapon, “which is a criminal offense in the State of New Mexico,” as Variety reported.

In December 2021, Baldwin claimed he did not “pull the trigger” on the weapon.

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