MACHINE GUN PREACHER is the inspirational true story of Childers (Butler), 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 in East Africa. The explosive, real-life tale of a man who has rescued over a thousand orphans from starvation, disease, and enslavement, Machine Gun Preacher is written by Jason Keller (Relativity’s Mirror Mirror) and also stars Michelle Monaghan (Source Code), Golden Globe® winner Kathy Baker (Cold Mountain, Picket Fences), Madeline Carroll (Mr. Popper’s Penguins), Academy Award® nominated Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road), and Souleymane Sy Savane (Damages). Producing is Forster, along with Relativity’s Robbie Brenner, Safady Entertainment’s Gary Safady and Craig Chapman, and GG Filmz’s Deborah Giarratana.
I love Gerard Butler, he's a great actor and not too bad on the eyes either, lol. This movie had me in tears and inspired me in so many ways. I loved it. The fact that it's based off of a true story is even more amazing and makes you want to do more in so many ways to help others out there that are in need. His performance was one of the best I've seen him in yet and by far one of my favorite characters I've seen him play.
To know that someone can turn their life around and do a complete 360 and for the good of others just filled my heart with joy. If you haven't seen this movie yet I highly recommend it, this is one you won't be disappointed in.