Life of a King is inspired by a true story, and looks like a humble inspirational film about developing as a person and learning invaluable life lessons (in this case through chess) when you have the opportunity to do so – which unfortunately a hell of a lot of people don’t have. Cuba Gooding Jr. seems like the perfect choice for a cool, calm, collected mentor to inner-city kids with an honest, warm face. Check out the trailer below:
This 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.
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