Just 10 days before the kickoff of the NFL regular season, Columbia picture released a trailer to the new film starring Will Smith entitled Concussion.
Concussions have been one of the touchiest conversations in the NFL as they have faced their own fair share of athletes who have suffered from brain damage due to continuous shots to the head.
This film features the story of Bennett Omalu, the doctor who discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy (CTE). CTE was found in the brain of Hall of Fame linebacker, Junior Seau who committed suicide in 2012.
"So now that you know that concussions can kill you and playing the sport can kill you, it’s on every parent and it’s on every college player, it’s on every high school player and professional player on whether you are going to let your child play. It’s the same with smoking, drinking and doing drugs," director Peter Landesman told Sports Illustrate's Peter King.
Concussion has already grabbed the attention of the NFL as the film has already made the discussion board in the ownership meeting this past May. With the release set for Christmas, it will be interesting to see how the sports world reacts to the film's relative content.