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'Deadpool 2' Stunt Driver Killed on Set Identified as Joi 'Sk' Harris, the First Black Woman Road Racer

'Deadpool 2' Stunt Driver Killed on Set Identified as Joi 'Sk' Harris, the First Black Woman Road Racer
The stunt driver killed while on the set of Deadpool 2 in Vancouver, Canada, has been identified as Brooklyn, New York, native Joi "Sj" Harris, according to reports.

Harris promoted herself on her website as “the first licensed African American women in U.S. history to actively compete in sanctioned motorcycle road racing events.”

Last Friday, Harris posted a selfie to her Facebook, writing: "Everything For A Reason. #staythecourse.”

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Eyewitnesses told the Vancouver Sun that around 8 a.m. on Monday, Harris was filming the stunt when she lost control of her bike, and jumped a curb and crashed into Shaw Tower, across from Canada Place. The outlet also reports that she was treated by ambulance personnel but died at the scene.

It is thought that Harris was the stunt double for Zazie Beetz, who is portraying
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Stuntwoman Killed on Deadpool 2 Motorcycle Crash Identified as Joi 'Sj' Harris, First African-American Female Road Racer

Stuntwoman Killed on Deadpool 2 Motorcycle Crash Identified as Joi 'Sj' Harris, First African-American Female Road Racer
The stuntwoman who died on the set of Deadpool 2 Monday has been identified.

Joi “Sj” Harris, who billed herself as the first African-American female road racer, died while performing a motorcycle stunt in Vancouver, Canada, People confirmed.

The Brooklyn, New York native was an advocate for women of color in the road racing game, and promoted herself as “the first licensed African American women in U.S. history to actively compete in sanctioned motorcycle road racing events.”

The video below, posted to her website, shows her first ever race crash.

On Friday, Harris updated her Facebook with a selfie,
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‘Death Note’ remake not… dead

Deadline are reporting that the looooong-gestating American remake of one of this decades biggest manga properties – Death Note – may be finally making a move towards the big screen.

Written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, Death Note was originally published in Japan and later collected in 12 trade paperbacks that have sold more than 38 million copies worldwide. The protagonist, Light, is a bright student who stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous FBI criminal profiler known only by the alias L.

Warner Bros. originally hired Charley and Vlas Parlapanides (Everything For a Reason) to pen a script, however it’s now being reported that Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, the writers behind the forthcoming Doc Savage movie,
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Uni places 'Bet' on spec for 50 Cent

Universal Pictures has acquired the spec Live Bet by brothers Charley and Vlas Parlapanides, with Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson attached to star. Mary Parent and Scott Stuber are producing through their Universal-based shingle. Chris Lighty also is producing alongside Jackson via his G Unit Films banner. The story is described as a character-based heist film and is based on the actual existence of underground clubs in Manhattan that place bets and wagers on illegal car racing. Vlas Parlapanides wrote Across the Sea and Everything for a Reason, which was produced by Charley Parlapanides.

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