Alec Baldwin Settles Halyna Hutchins Family

The family of Halyna Hutchins, the cameraman on the… Rust movie set in 2021, and Alec Baldwin have reached an undisclosed settlement in the tort lawsuit filed against the actor 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, producers and other key members of the crew, alleged numerous violations of industry standards.

Matthew Hutchins, widower of Halyna Hutchins who was murdered on set, will be an executive producer on film and will receive a share of the profits, the statement adds.

Halyna Hutchins and her husband Matt with their 9-year-old son.
Halyna Hutchins and her husband Matt with their 9-year-old son. (Instagram)

“We have reached a settlement, subject to court approval, for our wrongful death case against the producers of… Rust, including Alec Baldwin and Rust Movie Productions, LLC. As part of that settlement, our case will be dismissed,” Matthew Hutchins said in a statement.

“Filming Rustwhich I will now executive produce will resume in January 2023 with all of the original protagonists on board.

“I have no interest in accusing 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 have come together to pay tribute to Halyna’s last work.”

Alec Baldwin’s attorney, Luke Nikas of Quinn Emanuel, said in a statement that “everyone has maintained a specific desire to do what is best for Halyna’s son”.

Alec Baldwin at the annual RFK Ripple of Hope Gala, Show, New York. (Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)

“We are grateful to everyone who has contributed to solving this tragic and painful situation,” he said.

Film director Joel Souza, who was also injured in the shooting, is expected to return to the film.

“Those of us lucky enough to have spent time with Halyna knew she was extremely talented, kind, creative and a source of incredible positive energy,” said Souza.

“I only wish the world had come to know her under different circumstances, which it certainly would because of her amazing work. In my own efforts to heal, any decision to return to direct the film would only make sense to me.” be when it was done with Matt and the Hutchins family involvement.

Another aerial view shows part of the Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set in Santa Fe, New Mexico, while filming for the movie Rust. (AP)

“While certainly bittersweet, I’m glad we’re now finishing what Halyna and I started together.

“I will devote everything to this film to honor Halyna’s legacy and make her proud. It is a privilege to do this on her behalf.”

Rust Movie Productions, LLC, attorney Spadone of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, said: “We are pleased that the parties have come together to resolve this matter, which, subject to court approval, is a significant step forward in celebrating of Halyna’s life and honoring her work.”

A file photo shows the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where the film Rust took place. (AP)

The lawsuit also alleged that the manufacturing companies and producers “cut back” and “chose to hire the cheapest crew available,” specifically noting that they “knowledgeably hired a completely unqualified gunsmith,” requiring her to split the time into a second role as assistant props master.

Deadline first reported news of the settlement.

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