It’ll be interesting to see how much longer the NFL can stay silent, because in just over a month, in theaters nationwide, an awards season movie, led by A-list star Will Smith, will shine an ugly light on America’s favorite pasttime. “Concussion” will take the helmet off the issue, and the new international trailer for the drama has landed.
Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Albert Brooks, Luke Wilson, Paul Reiser, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and David Morse round out the supporting players in the movie about the research of Dr. Bennet Omalu that revealed the devastating effect that continues head-to-head blows have on the brain, and of course, on football players who gear up every Sunday to run into each other for hours on end. Our review cited the film’s “lack of pace and illuminating insight” as some of the flaws though the performances are compelling, with Smith already earning Oscar talk.
“Concussion” opens on Christmas Day. Watch below.