Gerard Butler has bullets and a cause in the trailer for Machine Gun Preacher
Before dealing with the looming zompocalypse of WORLD WAR Z, director Marc Forster (MONSTER'S BALL, QUANTUM OF SOLACE) helped Gerard Butler get serious (if melodramatic) with a Real Life Problem in MACHINE GUN PREACHER.
The movie also features Michelle Monaghan, Kathy Baker, Madeline Carroll, Michael Shannon (blink and you'll miss him) and Souleymane Sy Savan, although it looks like the show basically belongs to Butler, orphans and many rounds of ammunition.
Synopsis: "MACHINE GUN PREACHER is the inspirational true story of Sam Childers, 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. Gerard Butler (300) delivers a searing performance as Childers, the impassioned founder of the Angels of East Africa rescue organization in Golden Globe-nominated director Marc Forster's moving story of violence and redemption. When ex-biker-gang member Sam Childers (Butler) makes the life-changing decision to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war, he is outraged by the unspeakable horrors faced by the region's vulnerable populace, especially the children. Ignoring the warnings of more experienced aide workers, Sam breaks ground for an orphanage where it's most needed--in the middle of territory controlled by the brutal Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a renegade militia that forces youngsters to become soldiers before they even reach their teens.
But for Sam, it is not enough to shelter the LRA's intended victims. Determined to save as many as possible, he leads armed missions deep into enemy territory to retrieve kidnapped children, restoring peace to their lives--and eventually his own. The explosive, real-life tale of a man who has rescued over a thousand orphans from starvation, disease and enslavement."
The movie hits September 23rd. Check out the trailer below or in HD at Apple.