Will Smith is heading back to the big screen to do what he does best. Fans of the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” vet will be happy to know that he’s in talks to star in a new NFL film.
The project, based on the GQ article “Game Brain,” will tackle Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a concussion injury that many football players suffer from in the league.
According to Variety, “The article was written by Jeanne Marie Laskas and follows Dr. Bennet Omalu, played by Smith, the forensic neuropathologist who single-handedly made the first discovery of CTE in a professional football player and brought awareness to the public. Story is described as a whistle-blower tale in the vein of “The Insider” humanizing the price paid by professional athletes in impact sports — and the political, cultural and corporate interests that fuel the business of professional sports.”
Sources says this role follows Smith’s exit from the legendary pic “Brilliance,” which he reportedly left due to schedule conflicts.
A release date for the upcoming football flick has yet to be announced.
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