“Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, who was shot and killed at the accidental hand of Alec Baldwin on the set of “Rust,” will be the subject of an upcoming documentary.
The project has already been green-lit by Halyna’s widower, Matt Hutchins, according to Variety. Emmy-nominated director Rachel Mason (“Circus of Books”) is set to helm, while Julee Metz will serve as a producer for Story Syndicate.
The full-length film will have exclusive access to Halyna’s professional and personal archives and “will paint a powerful portrait of Hutchins’ journey from her youth living on a remote Soviet naval base and then in Kyiv, Ukraine, to becoming one of independent film’s most in-demand cinematographers,” according to a press release, per the Reporter.
“The documentary will be a celebration of and tribute to Hutchins’ craft while exploring the circumstances on the set of ‘Rust,’ the Alec Baldwin-starring Western in which Hutchins was fatally injured, and the emotional journey of those involved in completion of the film,” it continued.
“Halyna was on the cusp of making a lasting mark on cinema. As a filmmaker, I wanted to make movies with her. Never could I have imagined that I would be making a film about her,” Mason added in a statement.
“The world lost a great artist, but I lost a friend. The fact that her brilliance as an artist was instantly overshadowed by the circumstances around her death, pains me deeply. This film allows us the opportunity to share her humanity and talent with the world, and to experience the journey of her collaborators working to complete her final creative work. Halyna was destined for greatness, and she still is,” she wrote.
Halyna died on the New Mexico set on Oct. 21, 2021. Baldwin recently filed lawsuits against several of the film’s crew members, citing negligence for allegedly giving him the loaded gun that he fired.
It is yet to be determined if the father-of-seven will face any criminal charges; however, “Rust” script supervisor Mamie Mitchell has filed a lawsuit, accusing Baldwin of “recklessly” firing the gun as she was standing next to Halyna.
“The Departed” actor Baldwin was criticized for an “inappropriate” Instagram post he made on the one-year anniversary of Halyna’s death last month.
“One year ago today…” he captioned a photo of her on the job.
The Post has contacted representatives for “Rust,” Baldwin and Matt Hutchins for comment.
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