Exclusive: Inspiring, Explosive ‘Machine Gun Preacher’ TV Spot

If the new TV spot for Machine Gun Preacher is any indication, star Gerard Butler has combined his two greatest abilities—dramatic intensity and action star heroism—into a singular character. The movie tells the true story of Sam Childers, who went from drug dealing biker gang member to God-inspired freedom fighter. Childers traveled to Sudan where he fought back against kidnappers looking to turn children into soldiers.

Watch the short trailer below, which features the empowering sounds of Soulsavers’ “Revival” as well as a few choice shots of Butler delivering. Machine Gun Preacher hits limited theaters this weekend.


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After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of UGO.com, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining Hollywood.com as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.