Producer/actor Will Smith with fans attend the "Annie" world premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 7, 2014 in New York City.
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By Helen Regan
January 28, 2015

Will Smith’s NFL drama Concussion is set to be released on Christmas Day, Sony Pictures announced Tuesday.

Peter Landesman (Parkland) wrote and directed the film, which is based on a GQ article “Game Brain” by Heanne Marie Laskas, writes the Hollywood Reporter.

Smith, 46, plays the title role of Dr. Bennet Omalu, a real-life neuropathologist who discovers football-related life-long brain traumas in football players. He fights to bring public attention to the debilitating injuries the high-impact sport inflicts.

Smith stars alongside Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Paul Reiser and Albert Brooks.

[THR]

Write to Helen Regan at helen.regan@timeasia.com.

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