Alec Baldwin to stand trial on the summer for his involvement in ‘Rust’ deadly shooting

A trial date for Alec Baldwin on an involuntary manslaughter charge related to the 2021 fatal shooting on the set of the Western film “Rust” has been set by a New Mexico judge.

According to the scheduling order filed on Monday, jury selection will commence on July 9, and the trial will begin the next day with opening statements from special prosecutors and Baldwin’s defense attorneys. The proceedings are anticipated to last eight days.

In January, Baldwin, the film’s lead actor and co-producer, entered a plea of not guilty just before his scheduled arraignment.

A grand jury indicted him following a new analysis of the revolver he used during filming, reviving a charge initially filed and later dismissed in April 2023.

During a rehearsal on the set near Santa Fe, Baldwin aimed the gun at cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, resulting in the gun discharging and causing her death, while also injuring director Joel Souza.