Ridley Scott has signed on to direct a currently untitled football drama.

The project will examine the long-term effects of concussions in the NFL. It will largely be based in fact and take a look at the issue which is plaguing the league.

The director will also be writing the script for the project, which is expected to come together very quickly. He will start working on the film after the completion of his biblical epic Exodus. That project is currently shooting and stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley.

Ridley Scott will also be producing alongside Giannina Facio. He most recently directed the sci-fi film Prometheus and crime drama The Counselor. He also has a Untitled Blade Runner Project in the works.

No production schedule has been released.