The family of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who died on the set of the 2021 film “Rust,” and Alec Baldwin have reached an undisclosed settlement in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed against the actress and others, according to a statement released by the actor’s attorney.
The lawsuit filed in February in Santa Fe against Baldwin, the film’s production companies, his producers and other key members of the team, alleges numerous violations of industry standards.
Matthew Hutchins, the widower of Halyna Hutchins, who was killed on set, will executive produce the film and receive a share of the profits, the release added.
“We have reached a settlement, subject to court approval, in our wrongful death case against the producers of Rust, including Alec Baldwin and Rust Movie Productions, LLC. As part of that settlement, our lawsuit will be dismissed. I will now executive produce the filming of Rust They begin in January 2023 with all of the original principal cast. I have no interest in any claims or assigning blame (to the producers or Mr. Baldwin). We all believe that Halyna’s death was a terrible accident. I am grateful that the producers and the entertainment community came together to honor Halyna’s final work.” Hutchins said in a statement.
“Throughout this difficult process, everyone has maintained a determined desire to do what is best for Halyna’s son. We are grateful to everyone who helped resolve this tragic and painful situation,” Alec Baldwin’s attorney, Luke Nikas of Quinn Emanuel, said in a statement.
Film director Joel Souza, who was injured in the shooting, is expected to return to the film. “Those of us who were lucky enough to spend time with Halyna knew that she was extremely talented, kind, creative, and a source of tremendous positive energy. I wish the world had met her in different circumstances, as she surely would have through her amazing work. In my attempts to heal, any decision to return to finish directing the film it can make sense to me if it’s done with the involvement of Matt and the Hutchins family. Although it’s certainly bittersweet, I’m happy that together Halyna and I will be able to finish what we started. All my efforts on this film will be focused on honoring Halyna’s legacy and making her proud. This is a privilege seeing in the name,” Souza said in the statement.
Spadone attorney of Rust Movie Productions, LLC, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, said, “We are pleased that the parties have come together to resolve this matter, which, with the court’s approval, represents an important step forward in celebrating Halyna’s life and honoring her work.”
The lawsuit also alleged that the production companies and producers “cut corners” and “chose to hire the cheapest crew available,” specifically that they “unwittingly hired an unqualified armorer” who had to split his time in a secondary role as a prop assistant. master
He reported the first settlement of the period.
This story is developing and will be updated.