Alec Baldwin news – live: Hollywood backs actor in wake of Rust shooting involuntary manslaughter charges

‘There’s nothing we can do to bring his mother back’: Alec Baldwin on Rust filming

While Alec Baldwin is charged with involuntary manslaughter following the 2021 death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Rest set, SAG-AFTRA and fellow actor Mickey Rourke have defended him.

The actor is one of three cast and crew members charged in the accidental shooting, New Mexico prosecutors announced Thursday.

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The first assistant director on RestDavid Halls, has agreed to plead guilty to negligent use of a deadly weapon.

Meanwhile, the film’s armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed has also been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Even amid the recent developments, production continued Rest remains, a person with knowledge of the project told The New York Times.

Baldwin will still serve as the lead in the film and Joel Souza, who was injured during the shooting, will return as director.

Thursday’s decision comes more than 15 months after the fatal shooting in October 2021, when a gun held by Baldwin went off. A single bullet struck Souza in the shoulder before fatally hitting Hutchins in the chest.

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Baldwin has repeatedly denied wrongdoing and claims he was told the gun was “cold.”


Halyna Hutchins’ husband says charges are a ‘comfort to the family’

In a statement issued after the charges were announced, Matt Hutchins said: “We support the charges, will fully cooperate with this prosecution, and fervently hope that the justice system works to protect the public and hold those who break the law accountable to keep.”

Graeme Massie21 January 2023 07:38


Who is Hannah Gutierrez-Reed?

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed is the gunman who is also accused of involuntary manslaughter over the October 2021 fatality Rest shooting

As the chief gunner on the film set, Gutierrez-Reed’s job was to “line up” the guns. She was the crew member who placed the firearm on the cart that discharged after Baldwin picked it up, firing the bullet that fatally shot Halyna Hutchins.

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was the armorer on the set of Rust

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The 24-year-old is the daughter of Hollywood mogul Thell Reed. Reed is known in the industry for teaching Brad Pitt and Val Kilmer “realistic gun handling”. He also worked on Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 film Django Unchained as the quick draw expert.

Reed reportedly trained Guiterrez-Reed, who revealed on a recent episode of the Voices of the West podcast, that Rest was only her second film set acting as main armor. She recently wrapped up on her first film set –The Old Way (2023) starring Nicolas Cage.

Inga Parkel21 January 2023 07:00


Everything Alec Baldwin has said about the shooting

In light of the news, this is all Alec Baldwin has said about the incident.

The actor has repeatedly denied that he committed crimes in the shooting.

Graeme Massey21 January 2023 06:28


Alec Baldwin honors Halyna Hutchins on the one-year anniversary of her death

Last October, Alec Baldwin marked the one-year anniversary of Halyna Hutchins’ death with a post on social media.

On Friday (October 21), one year after the incident, Baldwin shared a photo of Hutchins on Instagram. “One year ago today…” he captioned the post.

Alec Baldwin Set Shooting

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Cinematographer died in October 2021 on set of film ‘Rust’

Inga Parkel21 January 2023 06:00


‘No one is above the law’

Read Santa Fe DA Mary Carmack-Altwies’ full statement on involuntary manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin in full below.

Graeme Massey21 January 2023 05:33


Donald Trump Jr criticized for ‘hateful’ response to Alec Baldwin’s Rust accusations

Donald Trump Jr. was one of the first public figures to react to the news.

The son of the former US president has been criticized for his “hateful” response to Baldwin’s Rest charges.

“Maybe Alec Baldwin will be lucky enough to share a cell with Michael Avenatti,” Mr Trump Jr. tweeted on Thursday (January 19) in response to the announcement.

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Donald Trump Jr has come under fire for his “hateful” response to Alec Baldwin’s Rust accusations.

Inga Parkel21 January 2023 05:00


Alec Baldwin: A History of the Actor’s Career and Life

Alec Baldwin has had a career in TV and film spanning more than three decades. He is best known for his roles in 30 Rockand has roles in it Beetlejuice, Glengarry Glen Ross and The Forsaken. He has also received praise for his impression of Donald Trump Saturday Night Live.

Right here, The Independent Ellie Harrison reviews his career highlights and lowlights.

Graeme Massie21 January 2023 04:27


Baldwin breaks silence after accusers

Hours after Baldwin faced criminal charges for the fatal shooting in October 2021, the actor jumped on Twitter to share a news article about the death of David Crosby. He followed up with a link to a podcast interview he did with Crosby in 2018.

Alec Baldwin (left) and David Crosby

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Baldwin interviewed Crosby in 2018

Inga Parkel21 January 2023 04:00


ICYMI: Alec Baldwin to ‘fight’ manslaughter charges as lawyer blasts ‘miscarriage of justice’

Prosecutors announced Thursday that Baldwin will face two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Hutchins on the film set of Rest.

In a statement to The independentlawyer Luke Nikas said: “This decision distorts the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice.

Read Bevan Hurley’s full story here:

Graeme Massey21 January 2023 03:32


Everything Alec Baldwin has said about the shooting

In light of Thursday’s criminal charges, this is all Alec Baldwin said about the incident.

The actor has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in the shooting and claims he was told the gun was “cold”.

Alec Baldwin in ‘Rest’

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In 2021, a gun used as a prop by actor Alec Baldwin went off on the set of ‘Rust’, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Inga Parkel21 January 2023 03:00


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