Will Smith is starring in the upcoming film Concussion, a movie about the serious issue that the NFL is facing with the injury, set to release on Christmas Day.
Former NFL players that watched it were concerned, while Darrelle Revis thought the movie “hit home pretty hard” to him.
According to a report from the Hollywood Reporter, NFL players will be allowed to see the movie for free.
“This is a movie for the players, so we wanted to give them a chance to see it before its nationwide release and free admission during its run in theaters,” said a statement from producers Ridley Scott and Giannina Scott. “The movie is so inspiring – Will Smith gives one of the best performances of his career as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a man who shined a light on the truth. The odds were stacked against him, but he had the truth on his side, and now, his discovery is all anyone’s talking about. We think the players will enjoy watching this movie about Dr. Omalu’s incredible courage – courage that changed the game.”
The movie is about a forensic neuropathologist who is working to show the damage that playing football can do to the brain. It is a movie that dives deep into what the outcome can be for players in the future.
Concussions have been becoming a bigger thing over the past couple of years. Former players have been dealing with major brain problems due to concussions and some football players have even committed suicide because of concussion issues.
That has made the medical world dive deeper into what kind of complications concussions can cause.
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