Pittsburgh-Centric Movie Starring Will Smith A Boost To Local Economy

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The hustle and bustle of Hollywood is right here in Pittsburgh.

Downtown Pittsburgh turned into a movie set today, with film crews working in closed streets.

It’s not all that uncommon these days, with more movies being shot in the city.

But this one hits home for Pittsburghers.

Oscar-nominated actor Will Smith will play a former Allegheny County medical examiner who discovered a link between football-related brain injuries and dementia, during Iron Mike Webster’s autopsy.

The NFL pushed back against Dr. Bennet Omalu’s findings of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.
But other people working to learn more about head injuries, like Webster’s son, see the movie as a positive.

“If this movie and my dad’s story helps that, that’s better than super bowls,” said Garrett Webster. “That’s better than the Hall of Fame, those kinds of things. You know, if you can help people not suffer any…

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