According to Entertainment Tonight, “Kent State” will apparently be an anti-gun movie about “the abuse of power and misuse of guns” and the outlet stories that there can be “no actual guns used on set.” The latter ought to be trade customary at this level, however the former solely begs extra questions. Is Baldwin doing a movie in regards to the risks and misuse of weapons out of some sense of non-public obligation? Is he doing it as a result of he thought it is likely to be public relations transfer? Is he doing it as a result of he is aware of some folks will hear “Alec Baldwin Kent State movie” and stand up in arms sufficient to provide this a hate-watch? Whatever the reply, it seems a bit crass from the surface, like he is not taking the complete influence of what occurred on the “Rust” set critically.
The movie is at present in pre-production, with a screenplay by Karen Slade, who may even direct. The movie will inform the story of the Kent State tragedy, which came about on May 4, 1970 when 4 college students have been shot and killed (and one other 9 have been injured) by the Ohio National Guard throughout a campus protest in opposition to the battle in Vietnam. Baldwin will play the president of the college, Robert I. White. White gave many statements and spoke in regards to the tragedy at size, which genuinely feels a bit ghoulish given Baldwin’s personal nearness to firearm-based tragedy. No matter the film’s high quality or Baldwin’s causes for doing it, it appears questionable for Baldwin to be concerned in any respect.