Alec Baldwin renew filming ‘Rust’ after fatal shooting charges dropped

Last Modified: 9th Sep

Actor Alec Baldwin has resumed filming Rust after the tragic fatal shooting charges were dropped.

The involuntary manslaughter charges against Baldwin relating to the fatal death of Halyna Hutchins were dropped on Thursday.

Alec Baldwin resumed filming Rust (Source: REUTERS)

Just a day later, on Friday, the 65-year-old was pictured in Montana holding a gun backward as filming for the Western film resumed.

The Departed star wore a brown coat, gray shirt, pants, cowboy boots, cowboy hat, and a scarf around his neck.

Now the filming has been relocated to Yellowstone Film Ranch in Montana’s Paradise Valley. Previously, Rust was being filmed in New Mexico when cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot. 

Hutchins, 42, died on October 21, 2021, after the actor’s prop pistol fired a real bullet which also injured director Joel Souza, 49.

With production halted Baldwin denied pulling the trigger and pleaded not guilty in February 2023. He faced up to 5 years in prison which was eventually reduced to 18 month's sentence.

Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot in 2021 (Source: Instagram)

However, charges against Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, Baldwin’s co-defendant and the on-set armorer at the time, are yet to be cleared. Thus Alec Baldwin’s involvement in the tragic death could still be reinvestigated.

We are pleased with the decision to dismiss the case against Alec Baldwin, and we encourage a proper investigation into the facts and circumstances of this tragic accident,” Baldwin’s lawyers Nikas and Alex Spiro said in a statement.

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