Watch: Trailer for Football Drama 'Concussion' Starring Will Smith
"You turned on the lights and gave their biggest boogeyman a name." Sony Pictures has unveiled the first official trailer for Concussion, a very powerful drama starring Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a real life neuropathologist who discovered how football-related trauma was becoming a health problem within the sport. They've been quietly holding onto this and positioning it for a strong awards-season push, with Smith giving it his all in the kind of emotionally riveting film that will earn a few nominations. The cast includes Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stephen Moyer, Eddie Marsan and many others. This is one of my most anticipated movies left to watch this year, the kind of powerful and subversive drama I love seeing.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Peter Landesman's Concussion, originally from The MMQB:
Will Smith stars in the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player. Concussion is both written and directed by American filmmaker Peter Landesman, of only the film Parkland and a few scripts previously. This is based on the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu and the struggles he faced attempting to make the sport safer for players. Sony Pictures will release Concussion in theaters everywhere starting December 25th, Christmas Day, later this year. For more follow @ConcussionMovie.