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Albert Brooks lining up to join Will Smith in NFL concussion drama
Albert Brooks lining up to join Will Smith in NFL concussion drama

Albert Brooks is stepping up to the line of scrimmage to join Will Smith and Alec Baldwin in Sony's untitled NFL concussion movie, The Times has confirmed. Variety first reported the news. Written and directed by Peter Landesman ("Parkland"), the drama is based on Jeanne Marie Laskas' 2009 GQ article "Game Brain." The article tells the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu (Smith), the forensic neuropathologist who discovered, named and raised awareness of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain syndrome that has afflicted professional football players such as Mike Webster, Chris Henry and Junior Seau. Caused by mild, repetitive brain trauma, CTE...

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