Watch: Trailer for Football Drama 'Concussion' Starring Will Smith

August 31, 2015
Source: The MMQB


"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:

Concussion Poster

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.

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  • Josh W
    Looks interesting
  • Jon Odishaw
    With all his poor movie decisions lately I had almost forgotten that Will Smith is one of the best acting talents in history.
    • Tester
      Come on kid, stop it
      • Jon Odishaw
        I stand by what I said.
        • DAVIDPD
          I always chuckle at how good of an actor the Fresh Prince of Bel Air is in films. Who would have thought it? // It is hard to tell whether people are serious anymore.
        • Duane
          and I stand with ya.
    • ari smulders
      I don't fully agree but he has tons of charisma and this looks very good....
      • octopus9498
        Agreed. Not the best actor today but he is good and usually does good work.
    • Comments_Usually_Suck
      Will Smith is the greatist actor of our time. Oh yeah.
    • dawko
      Definitely not one of the best....but he has shit lots of charisma, good for him...
  • Why?
    BWAH HA HA HA!!!!!! It's TRUE!!!
  • Lagoya
    Whats happening to Will Smith? Instead of doing Independence Day 2, he's doing sh__t like this and Focus.
    • Comments_Usually_Suck
      Focus sucked big time.
      • Lagoya
        I watched the first 40 mins and gave up, the pacing was awful and it was boring as f__k.
        • Comments_Usually_Suck
          Yeah, the movie thinks its slick but fails miserably. I was close to shutting it off.
        • Tom Anderson
          Yeah I never shut it off but it was one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time.
      • shiboleth
        I liked Focus. Nothing special, of course, but still decent comparing to many others ...
    Too many films to list that contradict this statement.
    Amazing! Is Will Smith wearing prosthetics? Maybe his age is finally catching up to him. This looks incredible. The shots look Fincher-esque.
  • Atlasshruggedmyass
    This movie allegedley already has the NFL and NCAA shaking in there boots..good!
  • ragethorn
    Looks interesting. Terrible title though.
  • ErrorSapiens
    Always sceptical to Smith, but always underestimating him as well.. This looks like it has good, not fantastic, weight to the acting. On a side note, im gonna love seeing Will NOT smiling his fresh prince smile for a whole movie.
  • shiboleth
    It's good. Nothing special, though ...




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