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In Conversation With Gerard Butler & Michelle Monaghan
By kamla bhatt • Sep 23rd, 2011
Gerard Butler and Michelle Monaghan talk about the making of “Machine Gun Preacher.” The film is directed by Marc Forster and is based on Sam Childer’s book “Another Man’s War.’ Gerard and Michelle talk about how they prepared for the role. Were they concerned about making a movie about a living person, who is sometimes regarded as a controversial figure? The film has a strong religious underpinnings, so how did the actors handle that dimension?
Childers is a gang member and drug addict, who undergoes a transformation when he finds God. He goes off to East Africa as part of his church to help re-build homes in that war-torn area. While there he finds out about the plight of the children, many of whom have been orphaned by the protracted civil war in that region. Childers decides to do something about it. He builds an orphanage and often got and continues to get into fights with the local rebels in the neighborhood.
“Mission Gun Preacher” releases in Northern California on Sept 30, 2011.
Tune back for Part-2 of our conversation where Gerard Butler talks about India and Bollywood