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Will Smith to Play NFL-Concussion-Whistleblower, M.D.

Will Smith attends the Louis Vuitton Menswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 16, 2014 in Paris, France.

Variety reports that Will Smith is attached to star in an untitled thrilled based on the 2009 GQ article "Game Brain." Smith will play Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who discovered and publicized the NFL's concussion problem. Parkland's Peter Landesman is attached to write and direct. Smith has of course played a doctor of sorts before, so we can't wait to see him do whatever is the concussion-whistleblowing equivalent of teaching Kevin James to dance.

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