Making a movie based on true events can be a real headache!
Will Smith is starring in the upcoming sports drama Concussion, which tells the true story of one of the doctors who discovered the link between football players' major health problems and the repeated blows they took in games.
The film's main antagonist is the NFL, who tries to cover up the controversy and deny all accountability.
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But emails leaked in the Sony hack reveal that the studio might have softened the film to avoid making a real life enemy out of one of the most powerful enterprises in the nation!
In the reported emails, Sony executives, Smith's team, and director Peter Landesman discussed changing the script to make it seem like it wasn't purposefully bashing the league.
Dwight Caines, head of Sony's marketing, discussed how they would position the film back in August 2014, writing:
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