Los Angeles (USA), (EFE).- “Rust”, the film on the set of which cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died, will resume filming in the state of Montana (USA) this spring with the Actor Alec Baldwin again assuming the leading role.
The recordings will leave Santa Fe County (New Mexico, USA), where the tragic incident occurred, and will continue at the Yellowstone Film Ranch film studios (Montana, USA), the producers of “Rust” in a statement collected by the specialized press in Hollywood.
Those in charge of the production of the tape reported in October that filming would continue in 2023, but it remained unknown when exactly, where and who would participate.
“The dedication and passion of the entire ‘Rust’ production team to honor Halyna’s vision has touched us deeply,” the Yellowstone Film Ranch founders jointly stated in the same text.
Baldwin, who appears this Friday for the first time after being accused of involuntary manslaughter and may face 18 months in prison, will once again resume the leading role.
However, the gunsmith and head of the security protocol, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, will not return to the project after also being charged with involuntary manslaughter for the death of Hutchins, who died after being hit by a bullet during the filming of “Rust”.
The news of the change in location comes weeks after it was revealed that filmmaker Joel Souza will return to direct and that director of photography Bianca Cline (“Marcel the Shell With Shoes On”) will replace Hutchins.
“They have shown an unbreakable friendship (the founders of Yellowstone Ranch) with their support to honor Halyna (…) It means a lot to me and to our entire team,” Souza said.
In addition, the producers had already made public that Matthew Hutchins, Halyna’s widower, will act as executive producer of this second part of the shoot and that they will make a documentary about the life of the ill-fated cinematographer.
Opened in 2020, Yellowstone Film Ranch has been home to other recent western movies such as “Murder at Yellowstone City” (2022) or “The Old Way” (2023).
The state of Montana, like that of New Mexico, promotes the development of film projects in its territory with financial incentives ranging between 20% and 35% of total production costs.