Will Smith Is Pissing Off The NFL!!!

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Will Smith Conussion Movie Trailer

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Not too often do many musicians, specifically rappers, make the transition to a star into Hollywood starlets. Fortunately, Will Smith is the exception to the rule turning practically everything he stars in and lends his name to a smash hit.

Although, born on the west side of Philadelphia, Will Smith never let his surroundings effect his destiny. In fact it may have pushed and motivated him more. With a music career that lasted over 20 years and a movie career that has amassed over 25 blockbuster hits, The Fresh Prince is a true force to be reckoned with.

Now, for his latest role in front of the camera, Will Smith will play researcher Bennet Omalu in the movie Concussion, which tells the true story on how he discovers that repeated head trauma suffered by pro football players led to degenerative brain disease.

Much like the events and challenges that take place in the movie, many of the obstacles are starting to have the same effect in real life. Because head injuries are still a sensitive subject in the professional world of football and the lack of permanent health care still not a thing, league executives are extremely upset with this movie as it sheds light on a controversial topic.

As the star of the movie, Will is getting a lot of slack for his role, but Dwight Caines, the president of domestic marketing at Sony Pictures said:

Will is not anti football (nor is the movie) and isn’t planning to be a spokesman for what football should be or shouldn’t be but rather is an actor taking on an exciting challenge. We’ll develop messaging with the help of N.F.L. consultant to ensure that we are telling a dramatic story and not kicking the hornet’s nest.

The movie is set to release on Christmas day 2015 and from the looks of it, it looks like things will only continue to heat up between Sony Picture executives and the NFL.

Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think of the movie.

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