Days after filming wrapped on Rust, Alec Baldwin has reportedly already booked himself another job.
The actor is set to appear in the upcoming film Kent State, which tells the story of the violent Vietnam War protests at the Ohio university in 1970.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Baldwin will play Kent State’s president Robert I. White.
The film will follow the events of May 4, 1970, when the Ohio National Guard opened fire on protestors who wanted a meeting with President White. Four students were shot and killed, and seven others were injured.
“The Kent State shooting was a dark and pivotal moment in our nation’s history,” producer Tom Ortenberg previously told the Hollywood Reporter. “This is a story that needs to be told and surprisingly never has. We are looking forward to bringing it to the big screen to educate and inspire both the young and old alike.”
While the film is set to focus on gun violence, there will be one crucial prop missing from the film, guns.
ET reported there won’t be any guns used on set.
The news comes after Baldwin was charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set of Rust.
Last month his lawyers announced the charges were dropped.
It will be very interesting to see how a film that deals with gun violence handles no guns on set.
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