Actor Gerard Butler got the lead role in Machine Gun preacher, an upcoming action movie based on the true story of Sam Childers (pictured above), a biker preacher-defender of Sudanese orphans. The film is directed by Marc Forster. It should be released sometime in 2011. Here’s a first look at Gerard Butler as 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 sounds enthusiast about his role:
The true story of Sam Childers is quite inspiring, I definitely want to watch the movie Machine Gun Preacher when it comes out in theaters!