Monday, 30 November 2015

"You're going to war with a corporation that owns a day of the week."

Sony Pictures have recently released their latest trailer and one sheet for Peter Landesman's (Parkland) Concussion.

Peter Landesman adapted Jeanne Marie Laskas' GQ article Game Brain which follows Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith), a forensic neuropathologist who made the crucial first discovery of concussive head trauma in a National Football League player and strove to bring awareness to the general public.

Landesman's take has already been described as an NFL-centric The Insider (1999), putting a human face on a story about a thorny issue and the commercial interests involved in making sure the news doesn't spread too far. If it can avoid the big pitfalls of prestige issue dramas, it could certainly be a contender during awards season.

Backing Smith up in the effort is a stalwart cast that includes Alec Baldwin (Blue Jasmin), Albert Brooks (Drive), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), Eddie Marsan (The World's End), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World), Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Luke Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums) and David Morse (The Green Mile).

Concussion is set for release in the US on 25 December, before heading here on 29 January.

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