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Alec Baldwin Sues to “Clear His Name” in ‘Rust’ Shooting

Saying he wants to clear his name, Alec Baldwin on Friday sued people involved in handling and supplying the loaded gun that he was using when it fired, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during a 2021 filming accident in New Mexico. Baldwin filed a cross-complaint in Superior Court in Los Angeles alleging negligence against some of […]

Alec Baldwin Can’t Escape Lawsuit From ‘Rust’ Script Supervisor

Alec Baldwin must face a lawsuit from Rust script supervisor Mamie Mitchell over his role in the on-set shooting that resulted in the death and injury of two crewmembers, a judge has ruled. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Whitaker on Tuesday refused to dismiss claims of assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and […]

Inside the Secret ‘Rust’ Settlement: Why Did Halyna Hutchins’ Widower Drop His Suit to Become an Executive Producer?

A year after Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set of Rust, the producers, still facing civil litigation and under a cloud of potential criminal liability, are looking to finish the film in the next few months. Key to this gambit is a private settlement with Hutchins’ estate, […]

A Year After ‘Rust,’ Alec Baldwin Is Busy in the Low-Budget World

One year after Alec Baldwin was involved in a tragic shooting on the set of Rust, the star says he has lost multiple acting opportunities, noting in an interview with CNN in August that five roles disappeared. Yet since the Oct. 21, 2021, death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who died when Baldwin pulled the trigger of a prop […]

‘Rust’ Makes Early Plans to Restart Production in California

The filmmaking team behind Rust is making early plans to move production from New Mexico to California when filming resumes, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Production on the Western is set to pick up again with “all the original principal players on board” in January 2023 as part of a settlement with the family […]

Halyna Hutchins’ Family Settles Wrongful Death Suit Over ‘Rust’ Shooting

A year after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in a shooting on the set of Rust, her family has settled a wrongful death suit with the production. The plan from the settlement is to resume shooting in January with her husband, Matthew Hutchins, as an executive producer. “I have no interest in engaging in recriminations […]

‘Rust’ Producers Escape Main Claims in Suit from Script Supervisor

The principal production company behind Rust will not have to face the central claims in a lawsuit from script supervisor Mamie Mitchell. A Los Angeles judge on Friday dismissed claims of assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress against Rust Movie Productions, Thomasville Pictures, Ryan Smith and Lengley Cheney, because they didn’t know Alec Baldwin […]

‘Rust’ Producer Denies Liability Over Shooting, Says It Wasn’t an Employer

The production company behind Rust is trying to distance itself from key individuals who it says bear responsibility for the deadly shooting that resulted in the death and injury of two crewmembers. Contesting findings from a New Mexico safety agency, Rust Movie Productions argued on Tuesday that it’s not at fault for the on-set shooting […]

‘Rust’ Script Supervisor Drops Some Claims Against Producer

Rust script supervisor Mamie Mitchell is dropping some claims in her lawsuit against the producers of the movie over the on-set shooting that resulted in the death and injury of two crew members. Mitchell said she will withdraw causes of action for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress, leaving a sole claim for […]

Alec Baldwin Reiterates He Doesn’t Believe He’ll Be Charged in ‘Rust’ Shooting Investigation Based on Private Investigator’s Findings

Alec Baldwin says a private investigator he hired to probe what happened on the Rust set has led him to believe that neither he nor anyone else will be charged in the fatal shooting on the set. Baldwin believes authorities will determine that the death of Halyna Hutchins was an accident, he said in new interview […]

FBI Forensic Results, Medical Investigator Report Complete in Deadly ‘Rust’ Shooting

The FBI’s forensic analysis and the New Mexico medical investigator’s report into the Oct. 21 shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Alec Baldwin-starring movie Rust have been completed and turned over to the sheriff’s office. As part of its investigation, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said detectives will review […]

14 Notorious Movies and TV Shows That Have Never Been Released

When Warner Bros. Discovery canceled the release of Batgirl, it was a shocking move to many. But there are other movies and TV shows that have likewise gained infamy due to never seeing the light of day. The vast majority of axed Hollywood projects are run-of-the-mill concepts that simply didn’t work out or eventually find their way online. […]