Alec Baldwin is preparing to appear on camera again following the death of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who was shot and killed on the set of his film Rust.
The actor, 63, will be arriving in Rome over the weekend to begin filming two Italian films, Kid Santa and Billie’s Magic World, according to Variety.
The films, which are being produced by Alec and his brother Daniel Baldwin, who is also starring in the two movies, will soon begin shooting in Rome.
Gianluca Curti, the chief of Italy’s Minerva Pictures, told Variety Alec will be arriving to Rome on Saturday. His brother is already in the historic city.
Kid Santa and Billie’s Magic World are both by Italian director Francesco Cinquemani, who previously worked with Alec on the 2015 film Andron. He also directed the 2021 film The Christmas Witch, which starred Alec’s brother William Baldwin.
The two films are being billed as ‘live-action/animation family Christmas comedies’, according to Variety.
Cuti told the site the Baldwin brothers will be in Rome for four weeks shooting the two movies’ live action scenes.
Curti also said Alec’s participation in the two films preceded the fatal shooting on the set of Rust.
Deadline, meanwhile, reports the brother working with Alec is not Daniel but William. According to the site, the brothers will be doing both live-action acting and voice work.
Alec has been dealing with an ongoing wrongful death lawsuit over the on-set shooting death of Hutchins.
The cinematographer, 42, died on October 21 last year when a prop gun used in the film Rust was fired by Alec after he was told it wasn’t loaded, shooting her in the chest.
Director Joel Souza was also injured from Baldwin’s prop gun, though he survived his injuries.