One of the most talked about movies at the moment, Concussion, which sees Will Smith play Nigerian forensic neuropathologist Dr Bennet Omalu is set to premiere in Nigerian cinemas from January 1st 2016.
In the movie, Will Smith plays Dr. Omalu who became an American hero after he discovered CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the U.S, National Football League (NFL). In 2002, Omalu performed an autopsy on Mike Webster, one of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ most famous players who supposedly died of a heart attack at 50. In the years before he died, Webster had struggled with mental illness and fallen into financial ruin. His quest led to a discovery that rocked the NFL and medicine: a degenerative brain disease associated with repetitive blows to the head called CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
The movie also stars Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Luke Wilson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Albert Brooks and David Morse. It was written & directed by Peter Landesman.
Concussion is one of those movies that would certainly get people talking and while the full details of what it covers might be found on a wiki-page or any other article the manner with which this movie will play out is something worth checking out. So save the date