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Release of Flint documentary narrated by Alec Baldwin postponed after shooting

  • October 26, 2021

A documentary narrated by Alec Baldwin has had its North American release postponed after the actor fatally shot a cinematographer with a prop gun on a film set in New Mexico.

British production company Montrose Pictures said Flint: Who Can You Trust? will no longer arrive in the US and Canada later this month.

The documentary, exploring a water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and narrated by Baldwin, has already been broadcast by the BBC and remains available on iPlayer.

It was supposed to arrive in cinemas in cities including Los Angeles, New York and Toronto on 29 October but those plans have been shelved.

And a fundraising campaign launched before the shooting of Halyna Hutchins aiming to widen the release of Flint has also been paused.

It comes as Baldwin’s wife Hilaria has addressed the shooting publicly for the first time.

On Monday she wrote on Instagram: “My heart is with Halyna. Her husband. Her son. Their family and loved ones. And my Alec.

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“It’s said, ‘There are no words’ because it’s impossible to express the shock and heartache of such a tragic accident. Heartbreak. Loss. Support.”

Flint’s Scottish director Anthony Baxter said: “Out of the deepest respect for all those affected by this terrible tragedy, we feel now is not the time to release Flint: Who Can You Trust?

Halyna Hutchins, and Alec Baldwin on the set of Rust

“The film sheds a crucial spotlight on the ongoing plight of Flint residents because of the water disaster. However, we will now be positioning the film for release in the US at a future date.”

What safety measures are in place on US film sets and what other deaths have there been?

Baldwin, 63, said he was heartbroken by the death of cinematographer Hutchins, 42, who was shot on the set of Western film Rust on Thursday.

Production on the movie has been paused while police investigate the incident.

According to court documents, an assistant director unwittingly handed Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the shooting.

Rust director Joel Souza was also injured in the incident, and is recovering after leaving hospital.

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