Stuntman Joe Watts is in an induced coma following a major accident while filming a stunt Fast and Furious 9.
On Monday, police and paramedics were called to Leavesden Studios in the UK after stuntman Joe Watts suffered a serious injury following an onset accident. Initial reports claimed Joe Watts is the stunt double for Vin Diesel, the lead star of the Fast and Furious franchise, but The Hollywood Reporter’s source close to production says this is not true.
According to THR’s source, the stuntman was present during the accident, which is believed to have taken place while Joe Watts was filming a scene that required him to leap from a balcony while attached to a safety wire. The source adds Joe Watts’ fiancee stated he was “stable but in an induced coma.”
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the accident that occurred on the set of Fast and Furious 9.
Directed by Justin Lin from a script written by Daniel Casey, Fast and Furious 9 star Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron.
Fast and Furious 9 is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on May 22, 2020.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos
Netflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.
A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.
You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.