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Rust replaces Halyna Hutchins after Alec Baldwin sued by family

Rust replaces Halyna Hutchins after Alec Baldwin sued by family

The film will take up shooting once again with new additions to the crew after the cinematographer's untimely death.

Alec Baldwin's ill-fated film Rust will begin filming again with a crew made up of old and new faces, with the replacement for slain cinematographer Halyna Hutchins announced by producers.

Embattled star and producer Alec Baldwin will reprise his role in the film.

Plans to complete the film come as prosecutors and Hutchins' parents chase down Baldwin for convictions over the accidental death of the cinematographer in October 2021.

Movie producers also face multiple lawsuits against them and an investigation into alleged systemic safety issues on set.

Bianca Cline will replace Hutchins on the film, Rust Movie Productions told The Hollywood Reporter.

According to Variety, Cline intends to donate her salary to charity in Hutchins’ memory.

Additionally, a documentary on Hutchins’ life will be produced, with director Rachel Mason and producer Julee Metz at the helm of that project.

The documentary will kick off shooting with 'full support' from the production team on Rust and Hutchins’ husband, Matthew Hutchins.

Anb image of Hutchins at her memorial.
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The widower will serve as an executive producer on both the documentary and the film in his wife's stead.

The agreement allows her husband and the couple’s son to both receive an insurance payout for her death and a portion of the film’s profits.

The announcement that filming on the embattled movie would reconvene comes only days after Hutchins' grieving family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Baldwin in the wake of her death.

Lawyer Gloria Allred is representing Hutchins' parents and sister in the suit.

This is the latest in Baldwin's legal woes in relation to Hutchins' tragic death, weeks after the Hollywood A-lister was officially charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter by the District Attorney’s office in New Mexico.

Santa Fe prosecutors claim the star was 'distracted' during crucial training on handling firearms.

Baldwin was holding the gun when it fired the fatal bullet at Hutchins.

Prosecutors also filed similar claims against Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the film’s armorer, alleging she knew the actor needed more training before the shoot.

Baldwin on the set of Rust.
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Gutierrez-Reed was also responsible for checking off safety protocols before the gun was used on set.

Hutchins' husband Matt filed a wrongful death settlement against Baldwin and Rust producers last February, accusing Baldwin and other production heads on set for reckless conduct that invariably led to the fatal shooting.

It was settled in October, with the widower becoming an executive producer for the movie which had aimed to resume filming in January 2023.

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Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity