Alec Baldwin took to social media on Monday to mark the end of production on his film Rust, the film he was making in October 2021 when a gun he was holding fired, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
The Oscar-nominated actor, 65, who wrapped up work on the film earlier this month, shared a photo of costars Frances Fisher, 71, and Patrick Scott McDermott, 14, in costume on the set of the Western as filming wrapped in Montana.
“Last day of filming RUST in Montana,” Baldwin — who made headlines Monday for his actions at a recent gala — captioned the recording. “Sorry I didn’t get to work with this living legend, the great @francesfisher. Patrick, I envy you.’
Baldwin said “it’s been a long and hard road” to make the film, about a year and a half after the fatal shooting, “but we’re reaching the end of the road today.”
Baldwin congratulated the film’s director Joel Souza, who was also shot in the incident; as well as Bianca Cline, who replaced Hutchins in cinematographer when production resumed, as well as “the entire cast and crew.”
Conclusion: Alec Baldwin, 65, took to social media on Monday to mark the end of production on his movie Rust, the movie he was shooting in October 2021 when a gun he was holding fired and cinematographer Halyna Hutchins tried to kill it life came
Kind words: Baldwin shared an image of costars Frances Fisher, 71, and Patrick Scott McDermott, 14, in costume on the set of the Western while filming in Montana
Baldwin said it was “nothing short of a miracle” that filming on the movie ended, more than a year and a half after Hutchins’ shooting, followed by a number of legal troubles and considerable skepticism that the project would move forward. .
Filming on the movie began on October 6, 2021 in New Mexico, but was postponed indefinitely two weeks later after a prop gun belonging to Baldwin discharged, injuring Souza and killing Hutchins.
Baldwin would eventually face charges of two counts of involuntary manslaughter, in New Mexico, but criminal charges against Baldwin were dropped last month and he returned to the set to finish his scenes in Montana the next day.
Baldwin and other Rust producers settled a wrongful death lawsuit brought by Hutchins’ widower Matthew Hutchins in October 2022.
The team also agreed to complete the film with Matthew Hutchins as executive producer, and Cline completed his late wife’s work as cinematographer.
On Monday, May 15, the Oscar-nominated actor announced he was wrapping up Rust in an Instagram post that pictured him alongside McDermott.
Last day on the set of RUST with this guy. A very talented actor and beautiful young man with a bright future ahead of him. My love to you, @patrickscottmcdermott,” he wrote.
Showing off a freshly shaved face later that day, Baldwin wrote in the caption, “God, it felt good to shave off that beard…”
That’s a wrap: On May 15, the Oscar-nominated actor announced he was wrapping up Rust in an Instagram post that pictured him next to McDermott
Relief: After the movie ended, Baldwin shared how it “felt good to shave off that beard” he grew out of for the movie
On-set tragedy: Baldwin had faced two criminal charges in connection with the accidental firing of a prop gun on the set of Rust in October 2021, which resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Those charges were eventually dropped in April 2023
Thanking: Baldwin shared photos from the set of Rust, one he thanked for his young co-star Easton Malcolm, whom he previously called “the next Brad Pitt”
The fatal incident involving the 42-year-old Hutchins occurred on October 21, 2021 during rehearsal on the set of Rust in New Mexico. She was spotted at a 2018 event in Utah
During the final rounds of shooting, the New York native shared photos taken on set, including a couple with his young co-star Easton Malcolm, whom he dubbed “the next Brad Pitt” in an April 30 post.
“Saying goodbye to my co-star EASTON MALCOLM wasn’t easy,” Baldwin shared the next day. “Thanks, Brett, for sharing it with us. We love you, Easton.’
In the western, Baldwin plays notorious outlaw Harland Rust, who comes out of hiding to save his 13-year-old grandson from being hanged for murder.
The actor has his next job on the horizon as he will star in Kent State, a film about the tragic May 1970 Kent State University campus shootings that killed four unarmed students and injured nine others.
Baldwin will play the role of the then president of the university, according to Robert White The Hollywood Reporter.
Dermot Mulroney, Clancy Brown, Aksel Hennie, Christopher Backus, Christopher Ammanuel, Andrew Ortenberg and Jacqueline Emerson have also been cast in the film.