WILL SMITH'S ROLE AS A NIGERIAN IN A NEW MOVIE GOT FANS LAUGHING FORTHE WRONG REASONS.



The first trailer for Will Smith’s latest movie ‘Concussion’ has just been released.
Concussion is based on the true story of Pittsburgh-based forensic pathologist Dr Bennet Omalu (played by Smith), who discovered a neuro-degenerative disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after conducting an autopsy on a former NFL player.
Despite the film's serious subject matter - the danger of concussion in contact sport - Smith's attempt at Omalu's Nigerian accent has been largely ridiculed on social media.
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One user wrote that Smith's accent was going to cause "several Twitter civil wars".

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The movie also stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stephen Moyer, Alec Baldwin, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
The film has caused controversy for the NFL - Buzzfeed discovered a strategy for dealing with its release in the Sony email hack - and is being lauded as a potential Oscar contender. 
But will audiences be able to get past Smith's terrible accent? The verdict on Twitter appears to be a resounding 'no'.

‘Concussion’ is set to hit theaters on December 25.

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