Could Alec Baldwin Face Criminal Charges for Killing a Cinematographer on the Set of ‘Rust’?

”As the actor, Alec Baldwin has little liability…. Baldwin the producer may bear more responsibility,“ one attorney tells TheWrap

Alec Baldwin was in tears Thursday after firing a prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza on the New Mexico set of the indie Western “Rust.”

But could the actor, who was also a producer on the film, face criminal charges for the death? Legal experts say the star faces some risks — perhaps more as a producer than as the performer who discharged the fatal shot.

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Antoinette Siu

Media and Tech Reporter • antoinette.siu@thewrap.com • Twitter: @antoinettesiu