Gerard Butler is ‘Machine Gun Preacher’

Gerard Butler (Law-Abiding Citizen) has signed to play the lead in Lionsgate’s action-based drama ‘Machine Gun Preacher’. Butler will play Reverand Sam Childers in the fact-based drama, a former gang biker who renounced his outlaw ways and embarked on a spiritual path, becoming a warrior for the desperate and helpless children in the Sudan.

The film will be directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) and will co-star Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible III), Michael Shannon (Jonah Hex), Madeline Carroll (The Spy Next Door) and Kathy Baker (Last Chance Harvey). Filming starts July 5th with a late 2011 release date.


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