Watch Will Smith Speak In Nigerian Accent In The First Trailer For Concussion

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Concussion trailerSony Pictures has released the trailer for Concussion, its upcoming biopic of Nigerian-born doctor, Bennet Omalu.

Written and directed by Peter Landesman, Concussion is a film based on the GQ article titled “Game Brain,” which was written by Jeanne Marie Laskas, which followed Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic neuropathologist who single-handedly made the first discovery of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) in a pro football player, raising public awareness for the degenerative disease.

The film stars Will Smith as Dr. Omalu while Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Bitsie Tulloch, and Albert Brooks round up the film’s main cast.

Concussion is due to be released in the US on Christmas day of 2015, and will be released in other parts of the world early in 2016.

Watch the first trailer below.