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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monaghan, Carroll, Baker, Savane join "Machine Gun Preacher"

By Siewaun
Reference: Variety

Michelle Monaghan, Madeline Carroll, Kathy Baker and Souleymane Sy Savane have joined Liongate's action drama "Machine Gun Preacher", and will star alongside Michael Shannon and Gerard Butler.

Butler will star in the leading role as Sam Childers "Machine Gun Preacher", while Shannon will play his friend in the movie that is based on the true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who spend time in the most dangerous parts of Sudan and Uganda rescuing hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers and sex slaves.

Monaghan will star as Childers' wife, Baker plays his mother, and Carroll plays his daughter, Savane plays his most trusted assistant.

Marc Forster will direct from the script he co-wrote with Jason Keller, based on Childer's memoir.

Forster will also co-produce through his Apparatus Production banner alongside Robbie Brenner; Kaushi Entertainment's Gary Safady and Craig Chapman; and GG Filmz's Deborah Giarratana. Merlina Entertainment's Myles Nestel, Apparatus' Brad Simpson, Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel and Louise Rosner will executive produce.

Shooting is scheduled to begin on July 5 in Detroit and South Africa, and will be released in fall 2011.

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