Just days after wrapping up the ill-fated film Rust, Alec Baldwin has reportedly signed on for his next film.
He will join the cast of Kent State, according to the Hollywood Reporter, on what happened at Ohio University on May 4, 1970 when four students were killed during a campus protest against the Vietnam War.
Baldwin will play Kent State President Robert White.
The Hollywood Reporter said the film would follow what happened the day the Ohio National Guard opened fire on protesters, who were seeking a meeting with President White.
“The Kent State shooting was a dark and pivotal moment in our nation’s history,” producer Tom Ortenberg told The Hollywood Reporter last year.
“This is a story that needs to be told and surprisingly it never has.
“We can’t wait to bring it to the big screen to educate and inspire young and old.”
The film, which will also reportedly bring into question why mass shootings still occur in the US, is currently being advertised at Cannes, in hopes it will be picked up by a distributor.
Also up for sale in Cannes is Rust, which wrapped shooting this week.
The film, which made headlines after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot on set, sees Baldwin play a notorious outlaw.
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All the criminal charges against Baldwin were dropped in April but a civil lawsuit filed against Baldwin by Hutchins’ family is still pending.
Gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, responsible for guns and ammunition for the production, is facing a manslaughter charge.
Sky News has reached out to Baldwin’s representatives for comment.