The NFL probably isn't going to like this. But it's a topic that must be discussed, and what better forum than a crowded movie theater on Christmas morning. Sure there will be plenty of fun movies opening on December 25. But with the NFL season really heating up, a lot of fans are going to want to go behind the scenes of one of the more controversial issues. Concussion stars Will Smith and is based on a true story as it delves into NFL brain trauma. Sony Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for this important topic.
Will Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) and fought for the truth to be known. Concussion is based on the David vs. Goliath journey of Dr. Omalu, who treats the football-related brain trauma of a pro player while fighting to bring awareness to the public. In his search for the truth behind the devastating malady, Omalu's quest humanizes the price paid by professional athletes in impact sports but also by people who challenge the status quo as it exposes the political, cultural and corporate interests that fuel the business of sports.Read More
Will Smith is heading back to Bel-Air, with TV Line reporting that the star is developing a TV reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. There are no plans for the actor to star in the reboot, but his production company Overbrook Entertainment is in the very early stages of developing this project. The pitch is set to be finalized soon, with the production company taking it to various networks over the next few weeks.
The project reportedly puts a new spin on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, while maintaining the spirit of the original series. The show ran on NBC for six seasons, between 1990 and 1996, launching rapper Will Smith's acting career. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air centered on Will Smith's character Will Smith, whose "life got flip turned upside down" when his mother sends him from his Philadelphia home to live with his aunt and uncle in their posh Bel-Air home. The series co-starred Alfonso Ribeiro as Carlton, James Avery as Uncle Phil, Karyn Parsons as Hilary, Tatyana Ali as Ashley and Joseph Marcell as the family butler, Geoffrey.Read More
While Sony has been teasing the prospects of Bad Boys 3 for quite some time, everyone was shocked to learn that both Bad Boys 3 and Bad Boys 4 are gearing up for production. The studio even issued confirmed release dates for both films, with the first sequel to hit in 2017, and the second to arrive in 2019. We've yet to hear many details on either project. And what many fans are wondering is Will Smith's level of participation.
Bad Boys 3 just wouldn't be Bad Boys 3 without Will Smith somehow involved. In a new THR report focusing on Tom Rothman and his post-Amy Pascal film schedule that was released last week, we learn more about Will Smith's role in the production. Namely that he will be involved in some capacity. But according to an inside source at the studio, it is not yet known if he will star in the movie, produce the movie or both. If he only shows up as a producer, you can bet a lot of fans are going to be disappointed.Read More
Sony Pictures announced a slew of release dates for projects that have been previously announced, and some that are just being revealed. Among these new release dates are the long-awaited Bad Boys 3, set for release on February 17, 2017, and another sequel, Bad Boys 4, arriving on July 3, 2019. In total, the studio set release dates for 16 movies between 2016 and 2019, which represent big franchise movies like these sequels and brand new projects as well.
Bad Boys 3 will go up against the final Maze Runner movie, The Maze Runner: The Death Cure on February 17, 2017. It also comes a week after three more high-profile projects, Universal's Fifty Shades Darker, 20th Century Fox's The Mountain Between Us and Warner Bros.' The LEGO Batman Movie. The project has been in development for several years, with the last installment, Bad Boys II, debuting in 2003.Read More
Will Smith has signed on to replace Hugh Jackman in the new drama Collateral Beauty for Anonymous Content, PalmStar and Likely Story. Hugh Jackman backed out of the project last month, with Deadline reporting at the time that the filmmakers were going after Johnny Depp to replace him. That isn't happening anymore, with Will Smith now on board to star.
The story centers on a New York advertising executive who suffers a terrible personal tragedy that sends him into a funk. When his co-workers come up with an unorthodox plan to get him out of this depressive state, it works in ways they couldn't have possibly fathomed. Rooney Mara and Jason Segel are also attached to star, although no details were revealed regarding their roles.Read More
As the debate about Jared Leto's Joker look in Suicide Squad starts to die down, we now get our first look at Will Smith as Deadshot. And it's sure to cause just as much controversy amongst hardcore fans of the comic book. Though he is taking on a look associated with the character, Will Smith also seems to be channeling his own Capt. James West persona from the Warner Bros. box office bomb Wild Wild West. We don't yet get to see his full assassin costume complete with Cybernetic eye.
Will Smith was spotted in costume while filming scenes for Suicide Squad in the streets of Toronto, Canada. This iconic villain, best known for his battles against Batman and Commissioner Gordon, is seen shopping with a young girl. Here, we see him exiting a store with his arms full of shopping bags, and the girl, maybe his daughter, is holding a doll. This scene may take place before Floyd Lawton takes on the full Deadshot persona.Read More