Monaghan and Shannon Joining Machine Gun Preacher


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.”