A documentary narrated by Alec Baldwin has had its North American release postponed after the actor fatally shot a cinematographer with a prop gun on the set of a separate film.

British production company Montrose Pictures said Flint: Who Can You Trust? will no longer arrive in the US and Canada later this month.

The documentary, exploring a water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and narrated by Baldwin, was broadcast by the BBC.

It was supposed to arrive in cinemas in cities including Los Angeles, New York and Toronto on October 29 but those plans have been shelved.

And a fundraising campaign launched before the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins aiming to widen the release of Flint has also been paused.

Flint's Scottish director Anthony Baxter said: "Out of the deepest respect for all those affected by this terrible tragedy, we feel now is not the time to release Flint: Who Can You Trust?

"The film sheds a crucial spotlight on the ongoing plight of Flint residents because of the water disaster. However, we will now be positioning the film for release in the US at a future date."

Baldwin, 63, said he was heartbroken by the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, who was shot on the New Mexico set of Western film Rust on Thursday.

Production on the movie has been paused while police investigate the incident.

According to court documents, an assistant director unwittingly handed Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the shooting. Rust director Joel Souza was also injured in the incident, but is recovering after leaving hospital.

Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot on the set of the film on October 21

Baldwin's wife, Hilaria, shared a tribute to Hutchins on Instagram.

She said: "My heart is with Halyna. Her husband. Her son. Their family and loved ones. And my Alec.

"It’s said, 'There are no words’ because it’s impossible to express the shock and heartache of such a tragic accident. Heartbreak. Loss. Support."

On Sunday, a candlelit vigil was held in Los Angeles for Hutchins.

Images on social media showed crowds gathering in Los Angeles with candles and placards paying tribute to Hutchins.

Vishal P Singh, 28, a journalist and filmmaker from Los Angeles, described the mood at the vigil as "sombre but resilient".

Candlelit vigil for Halyna Hutchins held in Los Angeles on Sunday

He said: "People were heartbroken over this tragic and avoidable death – and were committed to discussing ways to prevent incidents like this from ever happening again.

"From her friends, old classmates from the American Film Institute, and filmmakers who came from across the industry to pay their respects: it was clear Hutchins was well loved and missed, as an artist and a friend and a mother."

Crowds gathered to pay tribute to the late cinematographer

Source: Press Association