WHO’S IN IT?
Will Smith (Ali), Alec Baldwin (It’s Complicated), Albert Brooks (Drive), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), David Morse (The Green Mile), Arliss Howard (Moneyball), Mike O’Malley (Deep Impact), Eddie Marsan (Tyrannosaur), Hill Harper (The Boy Next Door), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (The Bourne Identity), Stephen Moyer (Devil’s Knot), Richard T. Jones (Soul Plane), Paul Reiser (Whiplash), Luke Wilson (Legally Blonde), Sara Lindsey (Jack Reacher), Matt Willig (Year One), Bitsie Tulloch (The Artist), Eme Ikwuakor (Ink)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Peter Landesman (Parkland), director, writer; Elizabeth Cantillon (The Banger Sisters), Giannina Facio (Tristan + Isolde), Ridley Scott (The Martian), Larry Shuman (Kissing Miranda) and David Wolthoff (film debut), producers; James Newton Howard (The Hunger Games), composer; Salvatore Totino (The Da Vinci Code), cinematographer; William Goldenberg (The Imitation Game), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 2002, while performing an autopsy on American football player Mike Webster (Morse), Dr. Bennet Omalu (Smith) discovers that he died of severe brain damage caused by repeated blows to the head during his sports career. Upon realising that more and more players are suffering from the same prognosis, Omalu attempts to alert his findings to the National Football League, only for the organisation to continuously dismiss him. Now, Omalu becomes embroiled in a battle against the NFL to get them to acknowledge the truth…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Will Smith continues to stretch his acting muscles in a real-life drama about the determination of a man who tried to persuade one of the biggest sporting giants in America to understand the severity of their players’ health.