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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Looks interesting

Josh W on Aug 31, 2015


With all his poor movie decisions lately I had almost forgotten that Will Smith is one of the best acting talents in history.

Jon Odishaw on Aug 31, 2015


Come on kid, stop it

Tester on Aug 31, 2015


I stand by what I said.

Jon Odishaw on Aug 31, 2015


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.

DAVIDPD on Aug 31, 2015


and I stand with ya.

Duane on Aug 31, 2015


I don't fully agree but he has tons of charisma and this looks very good....

ari smulders on Aug 31, 2015


Agreed. Not the best actor today but he is good and usually does good work.

octopus9498 on Sep 1, 2015


Will Smith is the greatist actor of our time. Oh yeah.

Comments_Usually_Suck on Aug 31, 2015


Definitely not one of the best....but he has shit lots of charisma, good for him...

dawko on Sep 6, 2015


BWAH HA HA HA!!!!!! It's TRUE!!!

Why? on Aug 31, 2015


Focus sucked big time.

Comments_Usually_Suck on Aug 31, 2015


Yeah, the movie thinks its slick but fails miserably. I was close to shutting it off.

Comments_Usually_Suck on Aug 31, 2015


I liked Focus. Nothing special, of course, but still decent comparing to many others ...

shiboleth on Sep 3, 2015


Yeah I never shut it off but it was one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time.

Tom Anderson on Sep 6, 2015


Too many films to list that contradict this statement.

DAVIDPD on Aug 31, 2015


Amazing! Is Will Smith wearing prosthetics? Maybe his age is finally catching up to him. This looks incredible. The shots look Fincher-esque.

DAVIDPD on Aug 31, 2015


This movie allegedley already has the NFL and NCAA shaking in there boots..good!

Atlasshruggedmyass on Aug 31, 2015


Looks interesting. Terrible title though.

ragethorn on Sep 1, 2015


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.

ErrorSapiens on Sep 1, 2015


It's good. Nothing special, though ...

shiboleth on Sep 3, 2015

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