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Concussion trailer: Will Smith's welcome return to drama

The first trailer of Will Smith-starrer Concussion is out. The sports drama is directed by Peter Landesman and is a welcome return to dramatic roles for Smith.

hollywood Updated: Sep 01, 2015 14:47 IST
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It's all in the head: Will Smith in Concussion. (Sony Pictures)

Will Smith makes a welcome return to dramatic roles in the first trailer for football-themed film Concussion.

Directed by Peter Landesman, the film also stars Albert Brooks and Alec Baldwin, said the Hollywood Reporter.

The sports drama tells the controversial story of the doctors who proved the link between former NFL players affected by major neurological problems due to head injuries suffered during their careers and the NFL's denials of any such connection.

Watch the trailer here

Concussion follows the story of Dr Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) who — after studying the brains of ex-pros such as Dave Duerson (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and Andre Waters (Richard T Jones) — discovers that they were suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a neuro-degenerative disease caused by repeated trauma to the head.

The film opens on Christmas Day.

First Published: Sep 01, 2015 14:35 IST