Concussion – The Movie

Concussion – THE MOVIE

Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful – and beloved – institutions in the world.

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CAST & CREW

CAST

Will Smith
Alec Baldwin
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Arliss Howard
Paul Reiser
Luke Wilson
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
with David Morse
and Albert Brooks

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY
Peter Landesman

BASED IN PART ON THE GQ ARTICLE “GAME BRAIN” BY
Jeanne Marie Laskas

PRODUCED BY
Ridley Scott
Giannina Scott
David Wolthoff
Larry Shuman
Elizabeth Cantillon

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Michael Schaefer
David Crockett
Ben Waisbren
Bruce Berman
Greg Basser

Concussion – The Book

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Jeanne Marie Laskas first met the young forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu in 2009, while reporting a story for GQ that would go on to inspire the movie Concussion. Omalu told her about a day in September 2002, when, in a dingy morgue in downtown Pittsburgh, he picked up a scalpel and made a discovery that would rattle America in ways he’d never intended. Omalu was new to America, chasing the dream, a deeply spiritual man escaping the wounds of civil war in Nigeria. The body on the slab in front of him belonged to a fifty-year-old named Mike Webster, aka “Iron Mike,” a Hall of Fame center for the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the greatest ever to play the game. After retiring in 1990, Webster had suffered a dizzyingly steep decline. Toward the end of his life, he was living out of his van, tasering himself to relieve his chronic pain, and fixing his rotting teeth with Super Glue. How did this happen?, Omalu asked himself. How did a young man like Mike Webster end up like this? The search for answers would change Omalu’s life forever and put him in the crosshairs of one of the most powerful corporations in America: the National Football League. What Omalu discovered in Webster’s brain—proof that Iron Mike’s mental deterioration was no accident but a disease caused by blows to the head that could affect everyone playing the game—was the one truth the NFL wanted to ignore.

Taut, gripping, and gorgeously told, Concussion is the stirring story of one unlikely man’s decision to stand up to a multibillion-dollar colossus, and to tell the world the truth.