Millennium Entertainment has acquired all US rights to the uplifting drama Life Of A King starring Cuba Gooding Jr.

Director Jake Goldberger co-wrote the script with David Scott and Dan Wetzel based on the true story of Eugene Brown, an ex-con who founded the Big Chair Chess Club for inner city teenagers in Washington DC.

Serena Films’ Tatiana Kelly and Animus Films’ Jim Young serve as producers. Millennium plans on an early 2014 release following the acquisition deal with CAA.

  • IFC Films has picked up North American rights from Cinetic Media to Zach Clark’s White Reindeer and will release in theatres and digitally on December 6. Anna Margaret Hollyman, Laura Lemar-Goldsborough, Lydia Johnson, Joe Swanberg and Chris Doubek star in the story of a real estate agent dealing with personal tragedy.