The first look at Gerard Butler in Machine Gun Preacher

Posted by: Zack Bruce

I haven’t watched Gerard Butler in a film since ROCKNROLLA. That was back in 2008. Why haven’t I seen any of his film adventures lately? I was not incited by anything he’s put out as of late. Joining Jennifer Aniston in a comedy? I was baffled and ultimately decided to run for my life, not to mention, sanity.

You can bet I will be seeing Butler in MACHINE GUN PREACHER. Marc Forster, who is responsible for the direction of MONSTER’S BALL has helmed this one. Butler talked about how his character, Sam Childress is different than other roles he’s played like in 300 and ATTILA, “Those other roles were based on historic characters who became the stuff of legend, but Sam is a guy of our times. 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.”

He also spoke about meeting the real Sam, “When I walked into Sam’s house, he had been so built up by everyone, I didn’t know what to expect. I met this absolutely dominant alpha male who on one hand loves the attention but on the other hand loves the company of his family and friends. This is his story and this is his moment to tell it to the world. I had to bow down to that. But there is a darkness in him as well. He could not go through all the things that are in the movie by being Mr. Nice Guy.”

A first look at Butler in the film has debuted today. The film follows, “A man whose ongoing 13-year quest to end atrocities committed against the children of Sudan sometimes places him on the moral divide between right and wrong.”

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Source: USA Today

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