- Millennium Entertainment released a trailer for Jake Goldberger’s “Life of a King” starring Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr.
“Life of a King” is the unlikely true story of Eugene Brown(Gooding) and his one-man mission to give inner-city kids of Washington, D.C., something he never had—a future. He discovered many life lessons through the game of chess during his 18-year incarceration for bank robbery. After his release and re-entry into the workforce, Eugene developed and founded the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the streets and working towards lives they never believed they were capable of due to circumstances. From his daring introductory chess lessons to a group of unruly high school students in detention, to the development of the Club and the teens’ first local chess competitions, this movie reveals his difficult, inspirational journey and how he changed the lives of a group of teens with no endgame.
The film was written by David Scott, Dan Wetzel and Goldberger. The supporting cast includes Malcolm Mays, Richard T. Jones, Paula Jai Parker, Carlton Byrd, LisaGay Hamilton, and Dennis Haysbert.
“Life of a King” hits theaters Jan. 17, 2014.