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Cuba Gooding Jr.’s ‘Life of a King’ Gets U.S. Distribution

Millenium sets release for early 2014

Millennium Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to “Life of a King,” a drama that stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as a chess-playing ex-con.

The film premiered in June at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Jake Goldberger directed from a script he co-wrote with David Scott and Dan Wetzel.

Gooding portrays Eugene Brown, an ex-con who founded the Big Chair Chess Club for inner city teenagers in Washington, D.C. The film also stars Malcolm Mays, Richard T. Jones, Paula Jai Parker, Carlton Byrd, LisaGay Hamilton, Dennis Haysbert, Kevin Hendricks, Pepi Sonuga, Jordan Calloway and Rachae Thomas.

Serena Films’ Tatiana Kelly and Animus Films’ Jim Young produced. Millennium is planning an early 2014 release.

Millennium Entertainment’s Tristen Tuckfield negotiated the deal with Dina Kuperstock of CAA.

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