Life of a King is the true story of one man's inspiring mission to better the future of inner-city youth in Washington, D.C. After being incarcerated for 18 years, Eugene Brown (Academy Award-winner Cuba Gooding Jr.) established the Big Chair Chess Club to help pull kids off the streets. Using the simple chess-inspired motto "think before you move," Brown helped give troubled students something that he never had: a future. Golden Globe Nominee Dennis Haysbert - CBS' "The Unit", Fox's "24", Wreck-It Ralph; LisaGay Hamilton - ABC's "The Practice", The Soloist, Beastly costar.
Lisa Gay Hamilton,Carlton Byrd,Paula Jai Parker,Cuba Gooding, Jr.,Richard T. Jones,Malcolm Mays
Life of a King is the unlikely true story of Eugene Brown and his one-man mission to give inner-city kids of Washington D.C. something he never had – a future. He discovered a multitude of life lessons through the game of chess during his 18-year incarceration for bank robbery. After his release and reentry 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 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.