Talk about life imitating art, this is really one for the record books.
Alec Baldwin somehow beat murder/manslaughter charges recently and is back to being a free man.
And yet, he’s now off to the Gallows in a bloody red shirt.
This, of course, is all from the “Rust” movie set, which he promptly went back to filming.
A woman shot to death while filming and yet “the show must go on” I guess?
Take a look:
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) April 29, 2023
Which leads to the most obvious question probably on everyone’s mind:
If the prop gallows were not set properly and Alec Baldwin was actually hanged, should the actor who pulled the lever be charged with manslaughter? pic.twitter.com/j9vS5Iz4bp
— Bob Karwin (@BobKarwin) April 28, 2023
Here is more, from The Daily Mail:
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.
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.
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.
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.