‘Rust’ Producer Says Alec Baldwin Film Will Be Done After Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins Passes Away


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“Rust” producer Anjul Nigam has claimed the film will be “finished” despite the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Nigam made the statement at Cannes while discussing another film he and Alec Baldwin are working on together.

“‘Rust’ is obviously a horrible tragedy,” Nigam said (via The Hollywood Reporter).

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“We hope that the investigation will soon be resolved and will reveal what happened. Obviously there will be people who will have a negative outlook, but we are confident that we will continue to make quality films.”

The producer believes that after the conclusion of the investigation into Hutchins’ death by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department, the film will be finished.

“We are confident that we can finish the film,” he added.

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Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on the set of "Rust."

Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on the set of ‘Rust’.
(Panish Shea Boyle Ravipudi LLP)

Hutchins was shot and killed on the set of “Rust” while filming an insert scene for the western on Oct. 21. The cinematographer was directing Baldwin on how to aim the revolver for a close-up when the gun fired.

Baldwin claimed that he pulled the hammer of the gun as far as he could and released it, but never pulled the trigger on the gun. Baldwin admitted in interviews with authorities and during a TV interview that he was unaware there was a live bullet inside the gun when he pointed it at Hutchins .

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department investigation is ongoing. The sheriff’s department is awaiting results from the FBI that would shed light on how the gun could have been fired, whether it was simply pulling the hammer – which hits the firing pin – just pulling the trigger or both.

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Halyna Hutchins is survived by her husband Matthew and their 9 year old son.

Halyna Hutchins is survived by her husband Matthew and their 9 year old son.
(Panish Shea Boyle Ravipudi LLP)

“The guns don’t just explode,” Sheriff Adan Mendoza previously said told Fox News Digital. “So whatever happened to handle the gun, he did it and it was in his hands.”

A representative for Hutchins’ family did not comment when contacted by Fox News Digital.


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