Sunday, 06 September 2015 18:07

'CONCUSSION' TRAILER: Will Smith plays Nigerian NFL Whistleblower Dr. Bennet Omalu

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Will Smith as Dr. OmaluThe US.National Football League has in recent years faced escalating scrutiny about the tremendous risks of hard-hitting, recurring head injuries. Now the movie Concussion, starring Will Smith, is going to tell the true tale of the tenacious Dr. Bennet Omalu,

a Nigerian forensic neuropathologist who “single-handedly made the first discovery of CTE [chronic traumatic encephalopathy] in a professional football player and brought awareness to the public." That's from Jeanne Marie Laskas' 2009 GQ article the film is based on; you should 100 percent read it.

So Will Smith's doing an accent, blending into the skin of a real-life man the way he did, stunningly, in 2001's Ali and 2006's The Pursuit of Happyness. And he'll get a third Oscar nomination—the first two were, yup, Ali and Happyness—as guaranteed by that final scene in the Concussion trailer.

SEE TRAILER BELOW

-fuse.tv

 

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Concussion - Official Trailer (2015) - Will Smith Sony Pictures Entertainment