First Image from MACHINE GUN PREACHER Starring Gerard Butler

     July 25, 2011

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The first image of Gerard Bulter in Marc Forster’s Machine Gun Preacher has gone online.  Butler plays real-life humanitarian Sam Childers, a former criminal who became a protector of Sudanese orphans.  Speaking to USA Today about the role, Butler said, “There is more complexity in a modern-day character who’s a drug addict and a biker turned businessman, missionary and soldier. You don’t get roles like this very often.”  I’m curious to see how brutal Forster and Butler will make Childers or if the audience will allow Childers’ methods to be as violent as possible if they’re in defense of children.

Hit the jump to check out the image.  Machine Gun Preacher opens September 23rd.

Image via USA Today.

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