Sony Invites NFL Players to See ‘Concussion’ for Free

Will Smith in Concussion
Will Smith stars in ‘Concussion’ (Photo © 2015 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc)

Sony Pictures announced they’re offering free tickets to see Concussion in theaters to NFL players and their families. The tickets will be offered for the course of the movie’s theatrical run which kicks off on Christmas. The film, written and directed by Peter Landesman, has already screened privately to players in NFL markets across the US as part of the studio’s outreach efforts. NFL players need to show their NFLPA membership card at any Cinemark theater to receive two free tickets.

Producers Ridley Scott and Giannina Scott commented on the free tickets, saying, “This is a movie for the players, so we wanted to give them a chance to see it before its nationwide release and free admission during its run in theaters. The movie is so inspiring – Will Smith gives one of the best performances of his career as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a man who shined a light on the truth. The odds were stacked against him, but he had the truth on his side, and now, his discovery is all anyone’s talking about. We think the players will enjoy watching this movie about Dr. Omalu’s incredible courage – courage that changed the game.”

The Concussion Plot:

Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.