First Look: Life of a King

Cuba Gooding Jr. stars in this uplifting drama.

Posted: 01/14/2014 09:45 AM EST
Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr. continues his trend of starring in important films with Life of a King. The Oscar-winning actor, who won accolades for his roles in Red Tails and Lee Daniels' The Butler, plays a former convict determined to give inner-city kids the opportunities he never had. 

By forming the Big Chair Chess Club, Gooding's character, Eugene Brown, works hard to get kids off the street and toward lives they never believed they were capable of due to their circumstances.

We've got an exclusive first look at Life of a King, which also stars Dennis Haysbert (24), Paula Jai Parker and Lisa Gay Hamilton. Check out the clip below, and see Life of a King in theaters and on VOD starting January 17. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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