Alec Baldwin Resumes Filming ‘Rust’ After 6 Months Of Fatal On-Set Shooting

Actor Alec Baldwin has resumed filming the movie “Rust” in Montana, almost six months after the on-set shooting that resulted in the death of the film’s cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins.

Alec Baldwin Resumes Filming 'Rust' After 6 Months Of Fatal On-Set Shooting
Alec Baldwin Resumes Filming ‘Rust’ After 6 Months Of Fatal On-Set Shooting

Baldwin was handling a prop gun during rehearsal when it discharged, fatally wounding Hutchins and injuring the director, Joel Souza. Charges against Baldwin were dropped earlier this month after an investigation into the shooting found that the prop gun Baldwin had been using malfunctioned.

Also read, Alec Baldwin, Manslaughter Charges, Officially Dropped In Fatal ‘Rust’ Shooting.

Baldwin expressed his gratitude for the outpouring of support he received from fans and colleagues as he returned to the set of “Rust.”

The actor took to social media to share his appreciation, writing that he was “grateful for all the support” and “looking forward to getting back to work.” He has been vocal about the impact the shooting has had on him, stating that he is still coming to terms with what happened.

The incident on the set of “Rust” has led to renewed calls for greater safety protocols in the film industry. Many actors and crew members have spoken out about the need for increased safety measures, including using non-functional prop guns and safety experts on set.

In addition, in the wake of the shooting, several Hollywood unions and guilds have issued new guidelines to improve safety on film and television sets.

Baldwin’s return to “Rust” has also reignited discussions around the use of prop guns in movies and television shows.

While some argue that using real weapons adds realism to production, others say the risks outweigh the potential benefits. Some have called for eliminating prop guns, while others advocate using non-functional weapons and strict safety protocols.

As the film industry continues to grapple with the aftermath of the “Rust” shooting, many are hoping that greater attention to safety protocols and increased awareness of the risks of using prop weapons will prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.

But, for now, Baldwin and the cast and crew of “Rust” are focused on completing production and delivering a film that pays tribute to the life and work of Halyna Hutchins.