In the final push for awards attention, Sony Pictures recently released Concussion, the true story of one doctor's attempt to shed light on the long-lasting effects of head injuries in the NFL. Now the studio has released the screenplay for your consideration.

Before we get to the link for the screenplay, here's a look at the film's trailer:

The story of physician Dr. Bennet Omalu and his discovery of the long-term effects of head injuries in the NFL originally appeared in the book League of Denial by Mark Farinu-Wada and Steve Fairanu, which became a Frontline/PBS documentary of the same name (originally a co-production with ESPN until NFL pressure caused the sports network to back out). For Concussion, writer/director Peter Landesman has turned to another source, the GQ article "Game Brain" by Jeanne Marie Laskas for this narrative telling of the same true story.

Thanks to Sony Pictures, here's a link to the screenplay:

If you missed our earlier posts about screenplays available for free, legal download this awards season, check them out here. Titles include:

  • Trumbo
  • I'll See You in My Dreams
  • Pawn Sacrifice
  • Danny Collins
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Brooklyn
  • Youth
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • Mistress America
  • Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Inside Out
  • Carol
  • Woman in Gold
  • Macbeth
  • Grandma
  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • Infinitely Polar Bear
  • The Lady in the Van
  • Son of Saul
  • Testament of Youth
  • Truth
  • Room
  • Ex Machina
  • The End of the Tour
  • While We're Young
  • Mississippi Grind
  • Slow West
  • Remember
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Trainwreck
  • Legend

As always, please use these screenplays for educational purposes only, and don't wait to download the scripts as we never know when the distributors will take them off the Internet.

More screenplays are on their way, so stay tuned.

Source: Sony Pictures Awards