The Show Must Go On! Despite Alec Baldwin Killing Cinematographer, Rust Production Resumes This Spring

Posted February 14, 2023 by with 4 comments

With a death on the set and an upcoming criminal trial that could send Alec Baldwin to prison, this is beyond insane, but that’s Hollywood, baby! Nothing is too tacky or abhorrent for these greedy pigs. Via Deadline:

Rust, the indie Western on which cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed by a prop gun fired by Alec Baldwin on October 2021, is eyeing a spring start date to resume production.

The film’s producers, Rust Movie Productions, confirmed the news Tuesday, saying Bianca Cline, whose recent credits include Marcel the Shell With Shoes On, has come aboard as cinematographer joining a mix of new and previous crewmembers.

Original crew members returning with director Joel Souza — who was shot and wounded in the incident in which Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed have been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter — include stunt coordinator Allan Graf, costume designer Terese Davis, makeup department head Stacy Lockhart and hair department head Anna Williams among others.

Tuesday it was announced that Halyna Hutchins’ husband Matthew will still serve as an executive producer, as will Grant Hill (The Thin Red Line), alongside the original producers.


What’s really funny is that finishing and releasing Rust isn’t even remotely worth it, when you realize it’ll undoubtedly be another boring piece of crap, like most of what Hollywood has to offer. How in god’s name was an “indie western” starring Alec Baldwin even greenlit in the first place? Expect this to go straight to streaming on Starz or something.

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