Will Smith’s Upcoming Movie “Concussion” Is The NFL’s Nightmare [Trailer]
Obviously, one of the most prevalent issues in the NFL these days (and has been for a while), has been the issue of concussions, head to head contact and the long term effects of such trauma in relation. Recently released was the trailer for Concussion, which stars Will Smith who plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the neuropathologist who first discovered CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), the brain disease that has commonly been found in athletes with history of head trauma…or in other words, the exact topic the NFL would love nothing more than to sweep under the rug. Too late. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Dr. Omalu (played by Smith), was a Nigerian-born scientist who fought vigorously to bring to light CTE and the effects of head trauma and damage to the brain. The movie focuses on the story football player Mike Webster, the former center of the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers, who was diagnosed with CTE and Omalu’s struggle to bring people to believe that sports that involve head to head contact (football in particular) that such Trauma caused CTE.
From the trailer – it looks like a possible Oscar winning performance for Mr. Smith, which doesn’t bode well for Leo (The Revenant) and Johnny Deep (Black Mass) as other possible Oscar contenders. Should be a great year for movies, huh? Concussion drops on Christmas Day.