“Rust” is scheduled to reenter production in the coming months with much more stringent safety protocols in place – including no live weapons or ammunition, along with the hiring of new safety officers and supervisors — and reportedly the returns of the original cast, which includes Jensen Ackles, Travis Fimmel, and Frances Fisher. It’s unknown how the current prosecutorial proceedings against Baldwin will impact his availability for the rest of his yet-to-be-filmed scenes.
However, a new documentary will also be made in memory of Halyna Hutchins, as directed by Rachel Mason and produced by Julee Metz with the “full support” of Matthew Hutchins. Rust Movie Productions had this to say about the planned documentary:
“Both Mason and Metz were close friends with Halyna, and they look forward to working with the production to honor their friend and show the brilliance and depth of Halyna’s talent while conveying what her loss has meant to her friends, colleagues, and the entire film industry.”
According to a press release for the documentary, it will “explore her youth living on a remote Soviet naval base and in Kyiv, Ukraine to becoming a celebrated cinematographer.” Metz further explained the reasoning behind the documentary to THR:
“We embarked on this endeavor to shed light on Halyna’s life and to honor her achievements. We refuse to shy away from any aspect of this story, no matter how difficult — and if that includes the effort to complete Halyna’s final film, it is our duty to document the process. The experience of those who are working to complete ‘Rust’ involves many hard decisions. As people who loved Halyna we hope to capture everything that we can in order to understand this incomprehensible situation in all its complexity.”