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CONCUSSION

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    It's the most popular sport in the United States. It's the backbone for millions of jobs and billions of dollars. CONCUSSION looks at the life of a brilliant immigrant doctor — perhaps the least likely person to stand up to the NFL and yet he did so all the same. Will Smith stars as the tireless Dr. Bennet Omalu, who discovers something very wrong at the heart of the game when he is assigned to the autopsy of local hero Mike Webster, a retired football player who had spiraled into madness before his death. What Omalu found, and worked hard to prove astounded the leading neuroscientists around the world and became international news. This shocking true story will open the eyes of the world to this devastating reality.

  • Peter Landesman is a director and journalist. His investigative journalism has included pieces on global arms trafficking, refugee trafficking and the Rwandan genocide, and has appeared in publications such as The New York Times Magazine and The Atlantic. He made his feature film directorial debut in 2013 with the historical drama PARKLAND. CONCUSSION is his second feature.

  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
    Zoila Paniagua
    Zoila_Paniagua@spe.sony.com
    310-244-2318

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