GERARD BUTLER STARS IN THE TRUE STORY OF ONE MANâ€™S
MISSION TO SAVE THE CHILDREN FROM JOSEPH KONYâ€™S
LORDâ€™S RESISTANCE ARMY
Meet the Real Sam Childers, Founder of the Angels of East Africa,
On Blu-ray and DVD June 5th
Gerard Butler (300) delivers a blazing performance as Sam Childers, the impassioned biker and ex-criminal turned crusader in MACHINE GUN PREACHER from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. From Golden GlobeÂ® nominated director Marc Forster (Monsterâ€™s Ball), MACHINE GUN PREACHER is the moving true-life story of discovery and redemption as Sam Childers takes up the fights for the children of East Africa and their freedom from Joseph Konyâ€™s Lordâ€™s Resistance Army (LRA).
An Official Selection at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and featuring the GrammyÂ® and Golden GlobeÂ® nominated song â€œThe Keeperâ€ by Chris Cornell, MACHINE GUN PREACHER is complete with special features and commentary on the must-own Blu-ray and DVD on June 5th.
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 (Relativityâ€™s Mirror Mirror) and also stars Michelle Monaghan (Source Code), Golden GlobeÂ® winner Kathy Baker (Cold Mountain, Picket Fences), Madeline Carroll (Mr. Popperâ€™s Penguins), Academy AwardÂ® nominated Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road), and Souleymane Sy Savane (Damages). Producing is Forster, along with Relativityâ€™s Robbie Brenner, Safady Entertainmentâ€™s Gary Safady and Craig Chapman, and GG Filmzâ€™s Deborah Giarratana.
MACHINE GUN PREACHER will be available on Blu-ray and DVD June 5 and was theatrically-released by Relativity Media.