Will Smith - Will Smith In Talks To Portray Real-life Nfl Concussion Doctor

Will Smith is reportedly in talks to portray the real-life doctor who discovered the concussion syndrome which is plaguing America's National Football League (Nfl).

The untitled film will be based on Dr. Bennet Omalu's Gq article Game Brain, in which the forensic neuropathologist detailed his findings after performing an autopsy on deceased football player Mike Webster.

Parkland's Peter Landesman will write and direct the movie, while Ridley Scott is on board to produce, according to Variety.com.

The news of Smith's rumoured involvement comes days after he dropped out of the film adaptation of of Marcus Sakey's bestselling book Brilliance due to scheduling issues.

Landesman's movie is not the only film about sports-related concussions in the works - bosses at Parkes/MACDonald Productions are developing a project based on the book, League Of Denial: The Nfl, Concussions And The Battle For Truth, while Isiah Washington is set to star in Game Time Decision.


Contactmusic

Tags: Will Smith - GQ


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Lana Del Rey is no stranger to vicious rumours, but she definitely did not...

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

The album was released only one week ago and sold 103,000 copies to secure the top...

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

The second daughter of musician Bob Geldof, Peaches Geldof was thrust...

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

You know who he is. Robert Downey Jr.’s involvement in the Iron Man franchise has been...

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

Hercules Extended Trailer

Following his deadly ordeal of being put through the Twelve Labours by his father Zeus and his...

Hercules Trailer

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'

Cyrus also features on the track's vocals, and -perhaps most shockingly of all- resists...

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'
Advertisement

That Time Snoop Dogg Puffed Mary Jane at The White House

Snoop Dogg has joined Willie Nelson as weed-loving musicians who have smoked...

That Time Snoop Dogg Puffed Mary Jane at The White House

Gershwinner: Our Top 5 Billy Joel Songs

Billy Joel has long been regarded as one of music’s finest songwriters but it will soon be all more official...

Gershwinner: Our Top 5 Billy Joel Songs

Rob Reiner's 'And So It Goes' Is A Safe Bet At The Cinema This Weekend

Fresh from the critical and box office success of Behind The Candelabra, for...

Rob Reiner's 'And So It Goes' Is A Safe Bet At The Cinema This Weekend


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Will Smith Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Will Smith

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All