First Image of Gerard Butler as the ‘Machine Gun Preacher’

The first image has been released of Gerard Butler in Marc Forster’s Machine Gun Preacher, the upcoming biopic of Sam Childers. Childers is a former gang-biker, drug dealer, alcoholic and comprehensive ruffian who turned his life around after joining the Assembly of God church and became an active combatant of the kidnappings, murders and sex- and slave-trade of Sudanese children perpetrated by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army. Portraying Childers, who also founded the Children’s Village Angels of East Africa in Southern Sudan, is Butler, pictured below in character.


Source: Collider

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.