Alec Baldwin Is Returning To Acting Five Months After Fatal Rust Shooting

Alec Baldwin will return to acting with two Christmas movies five months after the accidental shooting on the set of Rust.

Five months ago, Baldwin accidentally shot and killed director of photography Halyna Hutchins on the set of the western film Rust. A prop gun used by Baldwin discharged and fired a live bullet, which struck and killed the 42-year-old woman.

Baldwin is currently embroiled in a legal battle between the filmmakers and the Hutchins family. We still don’t know exactly what happened on that day when the shooting took place, as accounts differ between people associated with the filming.

Rust' film crew members expressed 'safety concerns' before Alec Baldwin's  prop gun killed Halyna Hitchins -
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Baldwin has insisted that he did nothing wrong. However, the armorer claimed Baldwin acted irresponsibly in the lead up to the shooting.

Alec Baldwin’s Return to Acting

The incident has not stopped him pursuing more work though. He will star in two Christmas themed movies, Kid Santa and Billie’s Magic World. He’ll star alongside his brother William Baldwin, and they’re currently filming in Rome. The films will be a mix of live-action and animation. Baldwin will feature in the live-action segments with his brother.

In the wake of the accident, Baldwin deleted his Twitter account. He’s also been keeping out of the public eye in general. These films are the first ones he has booked since the filming of Rust.

The accident is one of the biggest stories to come out of Hollywood in years. And after the accident happened on October 21st, 2021, production companies have pledged to be more safe with firearms. That includes Dwayne Johnson’s company, who have vowed to never use real guns in any future films.

Hopefully real change will happen in the film industry and there will never be an incident like this again.

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