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Amid ‘Rust’ tragedy legal drama, Alec Baldwin back to work shooting Christmas movies in Rome

Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin attend the opening night of "West Side Story" at Broadway Theatre (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images/TNS)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for Alec Baldwin — even though the “Rust” tragedy still looms over his head.

The beleaguered actor and producer is reportedly in Rome, working on his first movie projects since his involvement with last year’ fatal shooting on the New Mexico set of “Rust.”

According to the Italian news service ANSA, Baldwin has two Italian Christmas-themed movies: the live-action/animated “Kid Santa” and “Billie’s Magic World”— produced by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi — underway. No plot details are available for either film.

Known for lower-budget projects, the pair have made many straight-to-streaming films attracting Hollywood talent such as Mark Rylance, Robert Pattinson, Johnny Depp (“Waiting for the Barbarians”), Antonio Banderas (“Black Butterfly”) and Sarah Jessica Parker (“All Roads Lead to Rome”)

The outlet reported that Baldwin will share the screen with his younger brother Billy.

The brothers will appear in the live-action segments of the live-action and animation-hybrid family comedies, Deadline confirmed.

Baldwin is still awaiting the findings of a criminal investigation by New Mexico authorities into the Oct. 21 shooting death of “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

No criminal charges have been filed in the case but Baldwin and other producers on the Western film are facing several civil lawsuits, including one filed by the late filmmaker’s husband Matthew Hutchins.


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