Alec Baldwin’s role as a producer will not be considered during ‘Rust’ trial, judge rules

Alec Baldwin’s role as a producer will not be considered during ‘Rust’ trial, judge rules

In a significant victory for the defense, Alec Baldwin’s role as a producer on the film “Rust” will not be considered during his involuntary manslaughter trial in the fatal on-set shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer ruled Monday. Baldwin’s position as a producer has consistently been part of the prosecution’s strategy as they have sought to show he had more responsibility and influence on the set than just as an actor. In court Monday, the prosecution said …