Sunday, July 4, 2010

Machine Gun Preacher Movie

Machine Gun Preacher MovieDirector Marc Forster (who once brought us the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace) is working on the Machine Gun Preacher, an upcoming biopic that chronicles the true story of Sam Childers (pictured above), a biker preacher-defender of Sudanese orphans. Scriptwriter Jason Keller wrote the screenplay based on the memoir "Another Man's War: The True Story of One Man's Battle to Save Children in the Sudan". The movie Machine Gun Preacher is starring Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon, Madeline Carroll, Kathy Baker and Souleymane Sy Savane. The film will be released in September 2011.

Plot of the Machine Gun Preacher:
"Sam Childers has always been a fighter. Born to a violent father and a mother of great faith, his life was a contradiction. With an affinity for drugs and women, the angry young man grew into a drug-dealing biker. But that was then. Nowadays Sam-along with the cadre of Sudanese soldiers he employs-spends his time in the most dangerous parts of Sudan and Uganda rescuing the youngest victims of war, orphans and child-soldiers. His mission is simple: save the children, no matter the cost."

- Gerard Butler as preacher Sam Childers
- Michelle Monaghan as Childers' wife, Lynn
- Michael Shannon plays a close friend of Childers who stayed with his wife while he was away in Africa

Gerard who's got the lead role talks about the movie Machine Gun Preacher:

"[Sam Childers] picks up a machine gun and is fighting the rebels with guns, grenades, machine guns in order to go and rescue some of these kids. He basically became a warrior and lived both-- he's still a preacher back in Pennsylvania and he's still a warrior down in Sudan."
Actor Gerard Butler

Sounds like a great story that definitely deserves to make it to the big screen. And I think that Gerard Butler is the perfect actor for this role. Let's hope that the film will help Sam Childers' cause and the children he's fighting for: don't miss the movie Machine Gun Preacher when it comes out in theaters!