Relativity Media have released our first look at Machine Gun Preacher, the next movie from director Marc Forster (The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace).
The film, based on a true story, follows Sam Childers (Gerard Butler), a former drug-dealing criminal who undergoes an astonishing transformation and finds an unexpected calling as the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children in Sudan.
Watch the trailer below:
This looks quite good. It’s reminds me of those Oscar-bait films where a character sees the error of his/her ways and makes changes for the better. Only this film involves rocket launchers and machine guns.
Along with Butler the film also stars Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon, Madeline Carroll, Kathy Baker, Inga R. Wilson and Souleymane Sy Savane. Machine Gun Preacher will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month and opens on September 23rd.