NEW YORK (AP) – Sony Pictures is insisting that the Will Smith film “Concussion” was not “softened” to placate the NFL.READ MORE: Alleged Road Rage Murderer Isaias Perez Arrested In Connection With Dallas Shooting
Emails leaked by last year’s hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment revealed executives, lawyers and filmmaker Peter Landesman wrestling with whether “Concussion” would antagonize the NFL, and making changes to the film.READ MORE: NTTA Completes Hwy 121, Sam Rayburn Tollway Project
After a comprehensive review of those emails, The New York Times on Tuesday reported that Sony blunted parts of the film, in which Smith plays the first scientist to uncover the fatal effects of repeated head trauma suffered by many NFL players.
In a statement Wednesday, Sony Pictures called the Times story “misleading” and insisted: “As will become immediately clear to anyone actually seeing the movie, nothing with regard to this important story has been `softened’ to placate anyone.”MORE NEWS: After Death Of 73-Year-Old Woman And Dog, Dallas Police Chief Says More Needs To Be Done To Stop Street Racing
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