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  • The case against Alec Baldwin following the death of Halyna Hutchins has been dismissed, his lawyers have confirmed.

    The Hollywood actor faced two counts of involuntary manslaughter following the fatal shooting, which took place on the set of the Rust movie back in October 2021.

    A statement from Baldwin's attorneys on Thursday (April 20) read: "We are pleased with the decision to dismiss the case against Alec Baldwin and we encourage a proper investigation into the facts and circumstances of this accident."

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    However, prosecutors in Santa Fe are pressing forward with involuntary manslaughter charges against weapons supervisor Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who has pleaded not guilty.

    The production company finalised a settlement last month with New Mexico workplace safety regulars over "serious" violations and agreed to a $100,000 (£80,435) fine.

    The eye-watering sum resolved a safety review that detailed complaints and misfires on set before the cinematographer was killed.

    It comes after filming of the upcoming movie Rust resumed almost 18 months after the cinematographer was shot dead on set in New Mexico while rehearsing a scene in a church.

    Filming has since been moved to Montana's Paradise Valley and Alec Baldwin will reprise his role as the main character.

    Joel Souza, who was injured by a bullet which travelled through Hutchings and hit him in his shoulder, will also return as the director.

    It is understood that the new cinematographer, Bianca Cline, will donate her salary to charity in honour of her former colleague.

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    The main change to the Hollywood set is that ammunition will no longer be allowed on set.

    Melina Spadone, lawyer for Ruse Movie Productions, said in a statement: "The production will continue to utilise union crew members and will bar any use of working weapons and form of ammunition.

    "Live ammunition is, and always was, prohibited on set," she insisted.


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