Now that Halyna Hutchins’ family has finally reached an agreement with Alec Baldwin over the tragic accident that cost the woman her life, the filming of rust resumes as a sort of homage to the famous director of photography.
In a statement, Matthew Hutchins – Halyna’s widower – said that “all of the original main actors” would be involved when filming resumes. as a way to “pay homage” to his late wife’s latest work.
Director of rustJoel Sousa, who was also injured in the shooting at Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico, he said Wednesday in a statement he will now dedicate “to honor Halyna’s legacy and make her proud”.
“While it’s definitely bittersweet, I’m delighted that together we will complete what Halyna and I started,” he said.
The deal between Baldwin and the widower
Under the agreement, Matthew Hutchins, Halyna Hutchins’ widower, will executive produce the film and receive a share of the profits.adds the statement published by the plaintiff’s lawyer.
“We are delighted to announce today the settlement of the civil lawsuit filed on behalf of the family” by Halyna Hutchins, director of photography for the film rustBaldwin said through his Instagram account.
“During this difficult process, everyone maintained the desire to do what was best for Halyna’s son.”He added.
A million dollar lawsuit
The lawsuit filed by Halyna Hutchins’ family in February in Santa Fe against Alec Baldwin, the film’s production companies, its producers and other key members of the team, numerous alleged violations of film industry standards.
Through the agreement, Matthew Hutchins, Halyna Hutchins’ widower, will serve as executive producer on the film and will receive part of the benefits, adds the statement published by the plaintiff’s lawyer.
“We reached an agreement, subject to court approval, in our manslaughter case against the producers of rust, including Alec Baldwin and Rust Movie Productions, LLC. As part of that deal, our case will be dismissed, ”Matthew Hutchins said in a statement.
And he continued: “The filming of rustwhich I will now executive produce, will resume with all the original main actors on board in January 2023. I have no interest in recriminating or blaming (the producers or Mr. Baldwin).
“We all believe Halyna’s death was a terrible accident. I am grateful that the show’s producers and community have come together to pay tribute to Halyna’s latest work. “
For his part, Alec Baldwin’s lawyer, Luke Nikas, of Quinn Emanuel, also expressed himself in a statement: “During this difficult process, everyone has had a specific desire to do what’s best for Halyna’s son. We are grateful to all those who have contributed to the resolution of this tragic and painful situation “.
The incident occurred in October last year when Baldwin was practicing drawing a propeller gun.
The producers of the film they were fined and heavily criticized by authorities for not following safety guidelines.
The creators of rust shown “simple contempt for the recognized dangers associated with the use of firearms on set”according to the New Mexico Department of the Environment.
The agency released the maximum fine of $ 136,793 at Rust Movie Productions.