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Cuba Gooding Jr. As Ex-Con Turned Chess Pro In 'Life Of A King' - Picked Up By Millennium

by Tambay A. Obenson
September 30, 2013 4:22 PM
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Millennium Entertainment has acquired all US rights to the drama Life Of A King starring Cuba Gooding Jr., directed by Jake Goldberger from a script penned by David Scott and Dan Wetzel.

The film is based on the true story of Eugene Brown, who, after being incarcerated for eighteen years, established the Big Chair Chess Club for black youth in the Washington, DC area. The film tells his inspirational story.

Gooding stars as Brown, and he's joined by Malcolm Mays, Richard T. Jones, Paula Jai Parker, Carlton Byrd, LisaGay Hamilton, Dennis Haysbert, Kevin Hendricks, Pepi Sonuga, Jordan Calloway and Rachel Thomas.

The film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival this year. 

Life Of A King is produced by Serena Films’ Tatiana Kelly and Animus Films’ Jim Young

Millennium plans on an early 2014 release.

No trailer yet.

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  • Donella | October 1, 2013 12:07 PMReply

    Dankwa, yes Cuba's a working-hard brother on the under-the-radar, DVD, B-flick circuit. He's given plenty of strong performances.

  • Masha Dowell | October 1, 2013 12:41 AMReply

    Awww! My buddy is in this film :) her name is Rachae Thomas, not Rachel. #loveit

  • Dankwa Brooks | September 30, 2013 11:06 PMReply

    Cuba has been giving some very solid performances as of late. Well he always has given the right role and those "throw away" direct to DVD films. Agree with AST sounds intersting.

  • Adam Scott Thompson | September 30, 2013 6:54 PMReply

    Sounds interesting.

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