Alec Baldwin Returning To Big Screen In ‘Hollywood Heist’ With Mickey Rourke, Nick Cannon & More

EXCLUSIVE: One day after New Mexico dropped criminal charges against Rust actor and producer Alec Baldwin in the tragic on-set death of DP Halyna Hutchins, Deadline has learned that the Oscar nominee and multi-Emmy winner is set to star in Mike Hatton’s feature directorial debut, Hollywood Heist.

The news comes the same day a resurrected Rust began shooting in Montana with Baldwin return to star and produce, and Joel Souza continuing at the helm.

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The comedy crime caper, which also stars Nick Cannon, Mickey Rourke, Paul Sloan, Til Schweiger and Tara Reid, was shot in Las Vegas and Majorca, Spain, and finished principal photography in Los Angeles last week. 

Hollywood Heist follows a Hollywood power agent (Cannon) trying to land an actor (Baldwin) by telling the story of his client, a movie producer (Hatton), along with a washed-up movie star pal (Sloan), as they race against time to save their latest production. This comes after the project’s bank account is wiped clean by a thief, leading to an onslaught of negotiations with famous actors, drug lords and death.

Set in a “meta” version of Hollywood, the story is inspired by true events. Baldwin, Rourke and Reid are playing fictionalized versions of themselves. The film also features a fictional version of producer Asko Akopyan, played by Arman Nshanian. 

Hatton penned the script with Sloan and is producing under his Ton of Hats banner alongside Akopyan, who is producing for Oscar Gold Productions. Ton of Hats and Oscar Gold financed the feature. Cannon is executive producing in association with his Ncredible Entertainment. Kimberly Hines is also executive producing.

Baldwin is represented by Matt DelPiano. Cannon is managed by Michael Goldman and repped by CAA. Hatton, Rourke, Schweiger and Sloan are managed by Hines at Artist International Group. Akopyan is represented by Gersh. Reid is represented by Philippe Ashfield of Instant Entertainment.

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