First Trailer: Will Smith In “Concussion”

The first trailer has been released for Peter Landesman’s “Concussion,” the upcoming true story NFL-themed sports drama based on a famous 2009 GQ article that Sony Pictures will release this Christmas.

Will Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian-born forensic neuropathologist who discovered a link between football injuries (specifically repeated head trauma) and early-onset dementia that could lead to death.

Making the discovery after performing an autopsy on Mike Webster of the Pittsburgh Steelers, he soon was at odds with the league after diagnosing other football players. Luke Wilson, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks and Gugu Mbatha-Raw also star.