Rust producer says movie will be completed

May 17, 2022 12:55 pm in by

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Alec Baldwin on the set of Rust (Main image: Santa Fe County Sheriff/PA Media; Inset: zz/Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx)

A producer of the movie Rust, whose set was the scene of the fatal accidental shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last year, says the movie will be completed, the Hollywood Reporter reports.

Hutchins was killed in October when a revolver that actor Alec Baldwin was rehearsing with during filming in New Mexico fired a live round that hit her and movie director Joel Souza.

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Souza was wounded but survived.

“We’re confident we’ll be able to complete the movie,” Anjul Nigam, one of the producers, was quoted as saying by Hollywood Reporter.

A representative of Nigam did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Last month, the state of New Mexico fined Rust Movie Productions the maximum amount possible, $US137,000 ($A198,880), for what it called “wilful” safety lapses leading to Hutchins’ death.

The company said it disagreed with the findings.

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Baldwin, also a producer on the film, has been named in several lawsuits filed in connection with Hutchins’ death, including one by her husband.

Baldwin, 64, has denied responsibility for Hutchins’ death and said live rounds should never have been allowed onto the set of the Western film at Bonanza Creek Ranch.

The actor also has argued in court papers that an indemnification clause in his contract shields him from personal liability.

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