Concussion – Will Smith is the star of an upcoming movie based on a true story. “Concussion” will be released in December by Columbia Pictures and it is already generating a lot of interest. Smith plays the role of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who identified the first case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (disorder or disease of the brain).
The movie has already been accused of toning down the dangers of head injury to appease the NFL. The film’s director, Peter Landesman, insists that “Concussion” was produced independently of the NFL and makes no compromises or concessions in its portrayal of the concussion and head-trauma issue.