'Concussion' Will Smith plays Nigerian-born neuropathologist in film [Trailer]

Will plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian born forensic neuropathologist who discovered CTE in football players. Watch trailer.

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Sony Pictures has debuted the official trailer for its upcoming sports drama film 'Concussion.'

The upcoming film stars Smith as Nigerian-born, Bennet Omalu, who discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of two NFL players, which later led them both to suicide.

Will Smith and Bennet Omalu play

Smith plays the role of a Nigerian Doctor in the film.

(Press)

 

Directed and written by Peter Landesman, the upcoming film is based on the 2009 GQ article 'Game Brain' by Jeanne Marie Laskas.

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

The film is scheduled for a December 25, 2015 opening.

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