Major Motion Picture
Concussion is an American sports drama film directed and written by Peter Landesman, based on the 2009 GQ article Game Brain by Jeanne Marie Laskas. The film stars Will Smith, Albert Brooks, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Paul Reiser and Luke Wilson. The film focuses on a forensic pathologist and neuropathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu played by Smith, who discovers CTE in the brains of two NFL players, which later leads them to suicides.
Principal photography began on October 27, 2014, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Scott Free Productions and The Shuman Company are producing the film. Columbia Pictures will release the film as scheduled for an opening December 25, 2015 date.
A look at how American football players suffer from major head injuries and life-long debiliating problems as a result of repeated concussions and efforts by the National Football League (NFL) to deny it.
- Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu
- Albert Brooks as Cyril Wecht
- Alec Baldwin as Dr. Julian Bailes
- Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Prema Mutiso
- Paul Reiser as Dr. Elliot Pellman
- Luke Wilson as Roger Goodell
- David Morse as Mike Webster
- Mike O’Malley as Daniel Sullivan
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Dave Duerson
- Arliss Howard as Dr. Joseph Maroon
- Bitsie Tulloch as Keana Strzelczyk
- Richard T. Jones as Andre Waters
- Hill Harper as Christopher Jones
- Matt Willig as Justin Strzelczyk
- Eme Ikwuakor as Amobi Okoye
Opinion: ‘We are culprits, too,’ says doctor who documented brain damage in NFL players: