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New Trailer For ‘Concussion’ With Will Smith Now Available

Will Smith‘s next big screen outing, a drama by the name of Concussion, will be opening in theaters this Christmas Day. This time around the Independence Day and Pursuit of Happiness star takes on the role of Dr. Bennet Omalu, a neuropathologist who first discovered CTE, a brain injury related to playing football, and sought to expose the truth behind the condition, despite the efforts of the multi-million dollar corporation that is the NFL trying to keep him silent. Director Peter Landesman (Parkland, Kill the Messenger) worked with author Jean Marie-Laskas to adapt the screenplay from her GQ article Game Brain, which is based on Dr. Omalu’s life and work. Starring in the film are actors Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights, Jupiter Ascending), Bitsie Tulloch (The Artist, Parkland), Stephen Moyer (Priest, True Blood), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, The Departed), Luke Wilson (Legally Blonde, Old School), and Albert Brooks (Drive, A Most Violent Year). Check out the trailer here on MADE. We’ll be bringing further news and reminders as we get closer to the Holidays. Enjoy!

Producer Ridley Scott Adds Will Smith To Untitled NFL Concussion Project

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In 2009, writer Jeanne Marie Laskas published an article in GQ Magazine entitled Game Brain, which followed the story of neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu and his discovery of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and his exposure of the condition to the general public. Now director/producer Ridley Scott is working on a new film based on that article with Peter Landesman (Parkland) set to write and direct the project at Sony Pictures. Now, according to Variety, producer Scott may have his lead actor already in place with Will Smith, who is expected to take the part of Omalu. Few details are known about the specific plot at this point and there is no time table for a release, but with a director and lead already in place we may see this one sooner than we think.