“Rust” never sleeps.
On the set of a low budget movie shot in a small town back on October 21st, the cinematographer was accidentally shot dead by the star.
The movie was “Rust,” the star was Alec Baldwin, and the dead woman was Halyna Hutchins. Production was cancelled, Hutchins left a 9 year old son, and Baldwin ran around fighting with people in Vermont.
Three and a half months later, Baldwin is back to work. This time it’s another low budget movie shooting in the hinterlands of England, a village called Alton in the district of Hampshire. The movie is called 97 Minutes, and you’ve never heard of the producers, the director, or the screenwriter. No one has. Can there be a big payday here? Unlikely? Will there be guns? “97 Minutes” is about a hijacked plane. No other cast or crew has been listed. The movie is budgeted for a meager $7 million.
We only know this because Alec went for a walk in Alton on a gray, cold looking,rainy Sunday and shot a video while expounding on small town life.
Here’s the description of the movie: A hijacked 767 will crash in just 97 minutes when its fuel runs out. Against the strong will of NSA Deputy Toyin, NSA Director Hawkins prepares to have the plane shot down before it does any catastrophic damage on the ground, leaving the fate of the innocent passengers in the hands of Tyler, one of the alleged hijackers on board who is an undercover Interpol agent – or is he?
And life, you see, goes on. (PS If I’d been stuck in a house with six kids under the age of 10 for 90 days, I’d take a small budget movie anywhere. I mean that in the best way.)