Father of eight, Alec, 64, released a statement via Instagram which read: “We are pleased to announce today the settlement of the civil case filed on behalf of the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
“Throughout this difficult process, everyone has maintained the specific desire to do what is best for Halyna’s son.
“We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the resolution of this tragic and painful situation.”
Rust Movie Productions, through its lawyer Melina Spadone, said: “We are pleased the parties came together to resolve this matter, which, subject to court approval, marks an important step forward in celebrating Halyna’s life and honouring her work.”
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'It is a privilege to see this through on her behalf'What's more, filming is set to resume in January next year, with all the 'principal players on board', according to Matthew Hutchins, widower of Halyna. Matthew will be an executive producer on the film and receive a portion of the profits, the statement adds. Director Joel Souza, who was also injured in the shooting, is expected to return to finish the project.
“All of us believe Halyna’s death was a terrible accident. I am grateful that the producers and the entertainment community have come together to pay tribute to Halyna’s final work.”
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Joel Souza, who was injured in the on-set incident that killed Halyna said: “Those of us who were lucky enough to have spent time with Halyna knew her to be exceedingly talented, kind, creative, and a source of incredible positive energy.
“I only wish the world had gotten to know her under different circumstances, as it surely would have through her amazing work. In my own attempts to heal, any decision to return to finish directing the film could only make sense for me if it was done with the involvement of Matt and the Hutchins family.
“Though certainly bittersweet, I am pleased that together, we will now complete what Halyna and I started. My every effort on this film will be devoted to honouring Halyna’s legacy and making her proud. It is a privilege to see this through on her behalf.”
Alec recently became a father of eight, after his wife, Hilaria, 38, gave birth to their seventh child just a few weeks ago.
He is also father to Ireland Baldwin, 26, who he shares with ex Kim Basinger.
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Alec Baldwin pays tribute to Halyna Hutchins a year after on set shooting with emotional post .
Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin has paid tribute to the late Halyna Hutchins, who died after she was accidentally shot by the star with a prop gun on set of his movie RustThe cinematographer was killed on the set of the Rust movie on October 21 2021 after a prop gun the Hollywood actor was holding was discharged.