Alec Baldwin’s film “Rust” will shut down production “at least until investigations are completed,” the producers said in a note to the team Sunday night.
“Our hearts go out to all of you as we all go through this tragic time and mourn the loss of our colleague and dear friend, Halyna Hutchins. We are a family and we must be side by side as families do in difficult times, ”begins the email, which was obtained by TheWrap. “We remain in close contact with Halyna’s family and commend their strength in the face of unspeakable tragedy. It goes beyond an inspiration. “
The memo goes on to say that director Joel Souza is “on the mend.”
The producers said they continue to cooperate with the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department, as well as “conducting an internal review of security protocols. “
“As we go through this crisis, we have made the decision to wrap the set at least until the investigations are completed,” the producers wrote. “Although we are heartbroken and it is difficult to see beyond the horizon, this is, at this moment, a pause rather than an end. The spirit that brought us all to this special place remains. “
In addition, the producers of “Rust” said they will donate the Halyna Hutchins Scholarship Fund, which was established by the family of the late cinematographer. Producers will also match donations made by the team.
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