‘Avoiding Risk: Unreleased ‘Rust’ Footage Reveals Alec Baldwin Urging Clear Distance for Hutchins’

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

Recently-released outtakes from Alec Baldwin’s film “Rust” reveal that, even under the belief that the firearm contained blanks, the actor cautioned cinematographer Halyna Hutchins to move away from the potential line of fire. As reported by TMZ on Thursday, the footage depicts Baldwin explicitly instructing Hutchins and others to clear the line of fire, despite his understanding that the gun was loaded with inert ammunition.

NBC News showcased portions of the footage during Thursday morning’s “Today” broadcast, offering a glimpse into Baldwin filming various scenes in the days leading up to the unfortunate incident that resulted in Hutchins’ tragic death on set.

At around the one-minute mark, a female voice can be heard saying, “Everyone doesn’t need to be right here in the path of the gun. Could you please move?” Another voice mentioned regarding Baldwin, “I just want to be over him a little bit, so I can see…”

Baldwin raised objections, saying, “Now, wait a second. I’m going to shoot right. Do you want to go on the other side of the camera? I don’t want to shoot toward you… I want to shoot close to you.”

These outtakes, allegedly recorded only days before the tragic incident that claimed Hutchins’ life, emerge amid considerations by the Santa Fe District Attorney’s office regarding the potential for new charges against the actor. While Baldwin initially faced involuntary manslaughter charges, the initial accusations were subsequently dropped.

The film has resumed production, with director Joel Souza, who was also wounded by the bullet that tragically claimed Hutchins’ life, continuing in his role. Bianca Cline has assumed the position of cinematographer. As part of a lawsuit, which Alec Baldwin settled, Hutchins’ husband, Matthew, has been included as an executive producer on the project.