The recently released trailer for upcoming film ‘Concussion,’ which stars Will Smith as Nigerian-born forensic neuropathologist Bennet Omalu is a controversial one on social media.
The trailer features Smith trying out the Nigerian accent, which has been described as ‘fake’ by some Nigerians on Twitter.
While some Nigerians are of the opinion that Chinwetel Ejiofor, Segun Arinze or Jim Iyke would have been a better choice, others think Smith is the perfect cast.
Directed and written by Peter Landesman, the upcoming film is based on the 2009 GQ article ‘Game Brain’ by Jeanne Marie Laskas.
‘Concussion’ stars Will Smith, Albert Brooks, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Paul Reiser and Luke Wilson.
The film is scheduled for a December 25, 2015 opening.