The movie that the NFL doesn’t want you to see.
Today’s first reveal trailer of Concussion stars Will Smith and already has the people talking this morning. Smith plays the part of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the man who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and chronicles his journey to get through to the NFL to take precautions and provide the necessary attention to the disease. The drama will certainly be informative and should only spark further discussion about the NFL’s lack of attention towards concussions throughout this season. Should be interesting to see Goodell get questioned about this now, huh?
I’m finally settled down for a moment this Lolla weekend to catch up on some new music along the way too (hit the homepage!) but I first had to shine some light on the new Zoolander 2 trailer that dropped over the weekend.
Honestly, the best first impression would be to see this in a line of previews at a movie theater because of how it starts off but the punchline still works. It’s pretty hilarious to hear from Derek Zoolander once again as we await how the plot shapes up. Watch the first teaser below.
Emphasis on “in the work”, but with the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton nearing release this summer, the follow up tour only makes more sense. And how about Eminem in the late Eazy-E’s spot. This would bring out rap fans old, new, whatever. Hope it happens, as teased in the new profile by Hollywood Reporter.
According to a new interview in THR, the studio wants to set up a European N.W.A. reunion tour with Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, MC Ren, Ice Cube, and then add Eminem to the mix. The possible reunion tour has yet to be finalized with everyone’s busy schedules to deal with, but there is no doubt that this would create considerable buzz for the film. “We don’t have anything settled yet with everyone’s schedules,” Donna Langley from Universal told THR. “But we think it can create a lot of buzz.”
Both Eminem and Dre are set to appear on the film’s official soundtrack, which will be released around the time of the film and also include an appearance from Kendrick Lamar. Dre and Cube also talked about the Suge Knight situation in the THR interview, with each of them recalling the day the incident happened, though they weren’t sure if Knight showed up that day to cause trouble. “It’s just a really unfortunate incident,” Dre said. “Maybe [Knight] was looking for trouble. I don’t know.” You can read the full profile here.
Chance The Actor?!
Sorry, I’m like the 700th person who’s made that pun, but it’s so so good. The news comes though that Chance will be starring in close collaborator Austin Vesely’s upcoming feature-length film ‘Slice’. Just from this promo image I’m intrigued. More details sure to come…
We’ve known now that Common is in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, but we still don’t know who he’ll play.
Today’s first look paparazzi pics of Common on the set give us an indication though. It won’t be the rumored character of Aquaman’s enemy, Black Manta, but THR suggests he’ll play Tattooed Man (believe it or not) based on the photos. Bronze Tiger is another speculated option.
More photos below, with above via TMZ.