With After Earth, Winter’s Tale and Focus leaving Will Smith fans disappointed the last few years, the actor is hoping to regain some stature with an Oscar season drama. This December will bring Concussion, a drama which is based on Jeanne Marie Laskas‘ GQ article, Game Brain, itself about Dr. Bennet Omalu, whose discoveries in the science behind concussions sent shock waves through the game.
Produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Peter Landesman (Parkland), the first trailer has now arrived. Sporting a heavy accent, Smith looks to command the drama, which looks as intense as any recent political thriller we’ve seen. Also starring Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Arliss Howard, Paul Reiser, David Morse and Albert Brooks, check out the trailer below.
Concussion arrives on December 25th.