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.
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