Watch: Official Trailer for 'Machine Gun Preacher' with Gerard Butler
"Don't tell me to calm down!" Relativity Media has debuted the official trailer for Marc Forster's Machine Gun Preacher, starring Gerard Butler as the real-life Sam Childers, a former gang biker turned hero who finds Jesus and goes to Sudan to fight for orphan children and build them an orphanage. The cast also includes Michelle Monaghan as his wife, Michael Shannon as his friend, Madeline Carroll as his daughter, and Souleymane Sy Savane as SPLA's Deng. This looks not only quite action-packed, but very emotional as well. I'm impressed, this is a great trailer, I really want to see this now. Even Butler looks good!
Watch the first official trailer for Marc Forster's Machine Gun Preacher, via Apple:
You can download the Machine Gun Preacher trailer in High Defintion on Apple
Machine Gun Preacher is directed by Marc Forster (Stranger Than Fiction, The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace), who has already moved on to begin shooting World War Z, from a screenplay by Jason Keller. "There is more complexity in a modern-day character who's a drug addict and a biker turned businessman, missionary and soldier. You don't get roles like this very often," Butler said of playing Childers. I hope this role brings him back around to giving good performances in films that aren't cheesy romantic comedies. Relativity Media has MGP set to open limited release starting September 23rd during the film fest season.