Michelle Monaghan and Michael Shannon are joining Gerard Butler in Lionsgate’s Machine Gun Preacher, to be directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) starting this summer.
Butler plays real-life hero Sam Childers — the one man fearless enough to fight a ruthless army outnumbering him 1,000 to 1. The fierce edge that once led Childers to a life of crime now fuels his daring crusade into Africa’s most dangerous battle zones to rescue children from the clutches of rebel warlords. His mission is clear: protect the children, no matter the cost.
Monaghan will play Childers’ wife, Lynn, while Shannon is in talks to play a close friend of Childers.
The script was written by Jason Keller from Childer’s memoir “Another Man’s War: The True Story of One Man’s Battle to Save Children in the Sudan.”