New Preview Clips from Machine Gun Preacher Starring Gerard Butler
09.01.11 by BJSprecher
The theatrical trailer for acclaimed director Marc Forster's (Monster's Ball, The Kite Runner) new action biopic, Machine Gun Preacher, was released a couple of weeks ago and now two preview clips from the movie are available for viewing online. The movie, written by Jason Keller (Untitled Snow White Project), is based on the true story of Sam Childers (played by Gerard Butler), a reformed drug-dealing criminal who risked his life to found the Angels of East Africa, a rescue organization dedicated to protecting orphaned and kidnapped children.
In the first clip, Sam comes to the shocking realization that children in the region are safer sleeping under the sky, on dusty concrete, than in their own homes where they might be kidnapped and pressed into fighting for a militia.
And, in a second clip released exclusively to EW, Sam attempts to appeal to a banker's humanity to secure a loan for a new truck so that he can save more children.
Machine Gun Preacher also stars Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon, Souleymane Sy Savane, Madeline Carroll and Kathy Baker. The movie will have its North American debut at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival in advance of its limited release theatrical debut on Sept. 23rd.