Concussion – The Movie

Major Motion Picture



concussion-starsConcussion 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.





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