In what is sure to be defined as his “comeback role”, Will Smith returns to leading man status via the football-centric film, Concussion. The film centers on Dr. Bennet Omalu and his discovery of CTE in NFL players. Surely to become a controversial flick, the movie aims to bring about a long overdue discussion concerning our nation’s favorite pastime, and the many dangers its players face.

Concussion hits theaters December 25, 2015.

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 – and beloved – institutions in the world.