Will Smith‘s next box-office hit could come in the form of an NFL Doctor.
The famous Dad will play Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE in a professional football player and brought awareness to the public.
The untitled feature is one of a handful of Hollywood projects revolving around the concussion problem in the NFL taking shape in the industry. Parkes/MacDonald Productions are developing a project based on the book “League Of Denial: The NFL, Concussions And The Battle For Truth” and Isiah Washington is set to star in the indie drama “Game Time Decision,” both of which focus on the concussion issue.
In light of the on-going lawsuit former players have filed against the NFL, a film about its dangers makes sense.
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