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Will Smith Powerful Taking On NFL in New ‘Concussion’ Trailer (see!)

Will Smith plays Dr. Bennett Omalu in a new trailer for 'Concussion.' It's about the devastating effects of head injuries suffered by NFL players. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Will Smith plays Dr. Bennett Omalu in a new trailer for ‘Concussion.’ It’s about the devastating effects of head injuries suffered by NFL players. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Will Smith stars in one of his most powerful roles yet as soft-spoken Nigerian doctor Bennett Omalu. He takes on the NFL in the first trailer for his new movie “Concussion,” about NFL football players devastated by multiple head injuries.

The movie is based on a true story and shows the ugly side of one of America’s favorite pastimes.

Professional football is more than a game; it’s a multi-billion dollar business. Dr. Omalu’s findings challenged the league’s integrity and the game’s safety.

Football players often suffer several concussions during their career. But the degenerative brain disease they cause doesn’t show up, sometimes for years, after their careers have ended.

As an immigrant, Omalu faces a moral and ethical dilemma challenging a game that is uniquely American. He discovers what’s known medically as CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.

But the league is more interested in covering up the findings. It goes into major denial mode and tries to smear Omalu.

Will Smith is powerful as the quiet doctor, who demands that league bigwigs confront the truth.

Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Arliss Howard, Stephen Moyer, Eddie Marsan, Paul Reiser, David Morse and Albert Brooks play supporting roles.

The movie hits theaters Dec. 25.

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