Alec Baldwin is hauled to the gallows in blood-stained shirt on the set of Rust as filming resumes in Montana after he was cleared over his killing of cinematographer
Alec Baldwin was spotted filming a chilling scene on Friday, which saw the actor hauled up to the gallows for hanging in his Western drama Rust.
Rust, which tells the fictional tale of a boy wrongly accused of murder, moved filming to Big Sky Country after production was suspended for more than a year in the wake of the real-life death.
Photos taken on Friday show Baldwin in character as aging outlaw Harland Rust, wearing a blood-stained shirt and dragged to a gallows with a waiting noose.
The scenes filmed did not appear to simulate an actual hanging, and it’s unclear whether the Rust script calls for the execution of Baldwin’s character to be carried out as part of the story.
Alec Baldwin was spotted filming a chilling scene on Friday, which saw the actor hauled up to the gallows for hanging in his Western drama Rust
Photos taken on Friday show Baldwin in character as aging outlaw Harland Rust, wearing a blood-stained shirt
The Montana film set, where Rust is being staged. Baldwin’s character can be seen with his head in the noose on the gallows
The 30 Rock star will be in Montana until May 22 to continue the production of Rust. Filming ceased in October 2021 following the shooting.
Armorer Hannah Guterriez-Reed, who was charged alongside Baldwin, will play no further part in Rust and still faces manslaughter charges over her role in Hutchins’ death.
Production has moved to Montana and is taking place on the same set where the hit show Yellowstone is filmed.
The ranch boasts a purpose-built Western-style backlot and views of Paradise Valley and the Crazy and Abzaroka mountain ranges.
Earlier this month, prosecutors formally dismissed an involuntary manslaughter charge against Baldwin in the fatal 2021 shooting of Hutchins, citing new evidence and the need for more time to investigate.
In a stunning turnaround for the 65-year-old actor, special prosecutors Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis filed the notice to dismiss the only remaining criminal allegation against Baldwin in state District Court in Santa Fe.
Prosecutors say the investigation of the shooting that killed Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza is ongoing.
The 30 Rock star will be in Montana until May 22 to continue the production of Rust. Filming ceased in October 2021 following the shooting
Filming on Rust resumed earlier this month in Montana, after prosecutors in New Mexico dropped manslaughter charges against Baldwin in the fatal on-set shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins
Baldwin is seen supported by two other actors, as his character Harlan Rust is hauled to the gallows
Filming of Rust continued on Friday in Montana
The film is being completed at Yellowstone Film Ranch, which was completed in June 2020
The camera and sound team can be seen behind as Baldwin’s character is dragged towards the hangmen
The site features a western-style backlot in Paradise Valley that is styled after a late-1800s gold rush town, as well as a production office for rent in downtown Livingston
Baldwin at one point was wrapped in a red blanket between takes
The court filing echoed early statements from prosecutors that new facts had been revealed that demand further investigation and forensic analysis.
After Baldwin’s attorneys announced the decision, the special prosecutors said the ‘decision does not absolve Mr. Baldwin of criminal culpability and charges may be refiled.’
They have declined further comment and only vaguely addressed the matter during a recent virtual status conference in Gutierrez-Reed’s case.
Los Angeles-based entertainment litigator and defense attorney Kate Mangels, who is not involved in the ‘Rust’ case, said opportunities for further charges against Baldwin are narrowing.