The actor Alec Baldwin will finally not testify this Friday before justice in the case of the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed during the filming of the film Rust. Instead the Hollywood star pleaded “not guilty” to “manslaughter” charges and came to agreement with the judges resume film recording of tragedy.
Baldwin, 64, faces a up to 18 months’ imprisonment for the charge against him, after in October 2021 he fired a Colt .45 revolver in the trials of Rust mortally wounding Halyna Hutchins. this week was he rejected the other aggravating circumstance for using a firearm.
Although he was due to testify this Friday in the Santa Fe County Courthouse in New Mexico, USA, his lawyer filed a document in which the actor pleaded “not guilty”. He was also granted the authorization not to show up for the appointment. The same requirement was accepted by Judge Mary Marlow Sommer for theto another defendant for the murder of Hutchins, film security officer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed.
The deal with Marlow Sommer included a key point for Baldwin’s future: the conditions to be met to resume shooting Rust.
Baldwin has always denied any responsibility in the tragedy, in which he activated a prop containing weapon live ammunition, despite the fact that these types of projectiles are prohibited during filming. In addition to ensuring that the weapon exploded due to a malfunction, he blamed Gutierrez-Reed for the tragedywho never pulled the trigger.
A version that contradicts a report of August in which several FBI analysts say that the gun was tested and functioned normally and that it took they pulled the trigger.
While he managed to avoid making an appearance on Friday, it’s expected visit the courts when prosecutors present evidence enough to convince the judge that the case should be settled in court.
So far the authorities they failed to find out how the live ammunition got there at the filming set of Rust.
Meanwhile, Alec Baldwin continues filming the film
The Hollywood star has also reached a settlement with the judges on the conditions for resuming filming of the western in which he stars and co-produces, and which was paralyzed by the tragedy in which director Joel Souza was also injured.
The document, signed by Baldwin and Judge Marlowe Sommer, says the plaintiff you will not be able to consume alcohol nor have firearms or devices that can eject a projectile.
It also prevents you deal with the case potential witnesses and limit these contacts to the professional sphere.
filming of RustThat It was filmed on a ranch in New Mexico. when the tragedy occurred, it will be resumed this year. According to the portal tmz extensionit is already defined the place that will replace the location of the tragedy: it will be at the Yellowstone Film Ranch, in Montanawith a scenario similar to the original.
Crew members will return, including director Joel Souza, Allan Graf (stunt coordinator), Terese Davis (costume designer), Stacy Lockhart (head of makeup department), and Anna Williams (head of makeup department). hair salon).
Matthew Hutchins will serve as executive producer alongside Academy Award-nominated producer Grant Hill. Hutchins he is the cinematographer’s widower. Not participating in civil lawsuit involving Baldwin – brought byparents and sister of the deceased – and reached a financial settlement with other manufacturers.
Meanwhile, security officers Gary Jensen and Paul Jordan (Tenet Production Safety), EP/LP Stephen Marinaccio (Jack Ryan), and production designer Christine Brandt (Card Counter) are added. Bianca Cline will assume the role of Hutchins.
Also, with the widower’s blessingthere will be more tragedy film material: director Rachel Mason and producer Julee Metz will make a documentary about Halyna’s life and work, including the completion of Rust.
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