After the end of the “Rust” shooting, Alec Baldwin (65) already has his sights set on the next film project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Baldwin joins the cast of drama Kent State. In the planned film about the infamous Kent State massacre, the star will play the president of the university with Robert I. White where four unarmed protesters were shot dead by National Guardsmen in 1970.
That’s what “Kent State” is about
In the historical drama “Kent State” the deadly shooting at Kent State University on May 4th, 1970 is told on two time levels. During a demonstration against the Vietnam War, the Ohio State National Guard opened fire on a crowd of unarmed protesters. Four students died. The massacre is considered an enduring trauma of US history.
According to Deadline, the new film “Kent State” will not only take a look at the historical events but also ask why these types of events still occur in the United States today. The Kent State Massacre has never been made into a feature film before.
Dermot Mulroney (59) will star in Kent State. Feature film debutant Karen Slade is directing.
Alec Baldwin’s Rust is in the can
Just a few days ago, Alec Baldwin announced on Instagram that filming for the western “Rust” was finally over. During production, camerawoman Halyna Hutchins (1979-2021) was accidentally shot dead by Baldwin in October 2021. The tragedy had caused horror around the world.