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Rust Producer Says Movie Will Be Over

Alec Baldwin on the set of Rust (Main Image: Santa Fe County Sheriff/PA Media; Inset: zz/Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx)

A producer of the film Rust, whose set was the scene of the accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last year, has said the film will be finished, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Hutchins was killed in October when a gun actor Alec Baldwin was rehearsing with while filming in New Mexico fired a live bullet that struck her and director Joel Souza.

Souza was injured but survived.

“We are confident that we can finish the film,” Anjul Nigam, one of the producers, was quoted by Hollywood Reporter as saying.

A representative for Nigam did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Last month, the state of New Mexico fined Rust Movie Productions up to US$137,000 (A$198,880) for what it said were “deliberate” safety violations that resulted in the Death of Hutchins.

The company said it disagreed with the findings.

Baldwin, also the film’s producer, has been named in several lawsuits filed in connection with Hutchins’ death, including one filed by her husband.

Baldwin, 64, denied responsibility for Hutchins’ death and said live bullets should never have been allowed on the set of the movie Western at Bonanza Creek Ranch.

The actor also argued in court documents that an indemnity clause in his contract protected him from personal liability.

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