Alec Baldwin Tiptoes Back With Comedy Film After Fatal Rust Shooting
Alec Baldwin returns to acting after a brief hiatus following the fatal Rust shooting.
The 63-year-old is set to star in Italian Christmas movies, according to a report by Deadline Wednesday.
Baldwin will be joined by his younger brother, William, to shoot two hybrid animated and live-action films in Italy.
The films are titled Kid Santa and Billie’s Magical World.
The projects will be the actor’s first after he accidentally shot live-action cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie Rust in 2021.
It was earlier reported that Alec Baldwin tried to get the makers to keep firing on Rust after the death of Halyna Hutchins.
In new court documents which have been filed by Baldwin’s attorneys, it is claimed the 63-year-old wanted to honor the late cinematographer by resuming filming.
Since the fatal incident in October 2021, Baldwin has maintained that he hasn’t actually pulled the trigger on the gun.
“Someone is responsible for what happened, and I can’t say who it is, but I know it’s not me,” he told ABC News in December.
In documents obtained by TMZ this week, the latest court case says Baldwin cannot be held financially responsible for the horrific incident.
“She ordered Baldwin to hold the gun higher, to a point where it was aimed at her,” he said.
“She was watching the monitor carefully, then Baldwin, then back again, as she gave these instructions. In giving and following these instructions, Hutchins and Baldwin shared a basic and vital belief: that the gun was “cold” and contained no live ammunition. »