After having involuntary manslaughter charges dropped in the aftermath of the tragic Rust shooting, Alec Baldwin is set to star in a new comedy movie, playing a fictionalized version of himself.
In October 2021, during an on-set rehearsal, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and writer-director Joel Souza were accidentally shot by Baldwin, who was holding a gun. Hutchins later passed away from her injuries, resulting in various members of the Rust cast and crew facing multiple criminal charges.
After more than a year of navigating the legal repercussions of the Rust incident, Deadline has reported that Baldwin has landed a role in Hollywood Heist, a comedy caper.
The film, which wrapped production this month, features Baldwin alongside Nick Cannon, Tara Reid, Paul Sloan, Til Schweiger, and Mickey Rourke, as a Hollywood power agent attempting to secure Baldwin’s involvement in a project after its bank account is drained by a thief.
All the while, the agent must contend with famous actors and drug lords in order to keep the project afloat.