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Gerard Butler: 'Machine Gun Preacher' Trailer!

Gerard Butler: 'Machine Gun Preacher' Trailer!

Check out the trailer for Gerard Butler‘s newest movie, Machine Gun Preacher!

The 41-year-old Scottish stud stars in the inspirational true story of Sam Childers, 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.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Gerard Butler

Earlier in the week, the film’s poster was released!

Machine Gun Preacher, directed by Marc Forster, will hit the big screen on September 23.

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  • http://deleted Brooke.

    Who’s violin girl? What are you talking about?.I’m talking about the pics on the phone,of him and his GF.

  • CJ

    This post is to Babbiling Brooke and to all those that respond to her…

    One definition of insanity is saying and doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results every time..time to stop the maddness people..♥

  • lolita

    @CJ: CJ, I have been checking all over the internet and all the places have the MGP trailer and they are saying so many good things about Gerry’s performance. I am so thrilled for him. If the rest of the movie is as good as the trailer it should be a huge success for him. Both MGP and Coriolanus are getting good things said about them. I think it was really a good thing that Gerry let Sam and his family and friends get the limelight last night. Sam’s approval must have made Gerry’s day since I do think he respects Sam and the job he does. I haven’t been so excited to see a movie in a long time.

  • lolita

    @ Try, Hi there, how are you? I have been looking for a release date for MGP in Australia, but all I have found so far is the limited release on Sept. 23rd. If I find anything I will let you know. So excited, can’t wait to see it.

  • CJ

    Hi Lolita…I too think the movie will be Gerry’s shining moment…of course we all knew he had it in him if any of us has seen “The Jury”…it will be a hard movie to watch but maybe that is a good thing…♥

  • lolita

    @CJ: Real life can sometimes be a harsh task master but thank goodness there are people in the world like Sam who are tough enough to try to make things better and also to Gerry who saw this story and knew the world should know about Sam’s work. I had never heard of Sam until this movie came to light. Sometimes Hollywood can get something right. He will shine in this role, I just know it.

  • ewis

    Potential new movie role update:

    In other casting news, ComingSoon has also learned that Gerard Butler might star for Phillip Noyce in Hunter Killer. The adaptation of George Wallace‘s novel, Firing Point, is being scripted by the author and Don Keith, focusing on “an untested submarine captain who must work with a Navy SEAL team to rescue the Russian president, who has been taken prisoner during a military coup, in an effort to stop a rogue Russian General from igniting World War III.” Butler would be in the lead as the submarine captain, Joe Glass.

    Keep in mind that this is still an early development, so nothing is confirmed, although it has been pointed out that the involvement of Relativity could be a good sign for him joining — they’re also distributing his upcoming Machine Gun Preacher. The film has been scheduled for a release on December 21st, 2012, but that’s one of the most crowded months I’ve probably ever seen. I could easily imagine them moving this up or back a month or two, although that’s just speculation on my part.

  • gossiphound

    @sockpuppet: Do you think Gerry has Beach Boy tunes in his head all day long now?

    “I wish they all could be California girls!!!!!!!!!!!”

    “Catch a wave and I’m sitting on top of the world”

    “Good good good good vibrations” hee hee

    I have to go find my Beach Boy Endless Summer CD now.

  • lolita

    @ewis: Maybe since MGP and Coriolanus are getting good reviews HW is finally taking notice of Gerry and considering him for bigger budget movies because they are finally seeing his talent. That sounds like a good story, thanks for the link.

  • gossiphound
  • a question

    Is it just me or does it seem there is much more talk of potential parts for Gerry now that there has been so much great, positive affirmation of his talent from MGP and Coriolanus?

  • http://deleted Brooke.

    “I wish they all could be California girls”.
    _ _ _
    Nope he doesn’t. “Best is British” —-his words.

  • Try sitting ina office allday

    @lolita: Hi L, how are you? hope your move went well. I can’t find a release date for OZ either?? we will probably be left to last. So not fair !!i really can’t wait to see this movie.
    I suppose its crazy to suggest GB come to Australia to promote this film. How great would that be !!
    You are all going to have to let us know as soon as you see the film and update fans elsewhere in the world who have to wait.

  • gossiphound
  • http://deleted Brooke.

    What is the point of the sh!tty Beach boy clips.Your really showing your age.LOL.

  • Looker

    Uh Oh…. Georgia is mad…she thinks gossiphound is imature…lol

  • http://deleted Brooke.

    What a loser,again I’m not her and for a start she is still in Portugal.Why keep bringing her up,she’s never done anything to you except be Gerry’s GF for 6 months.Not her fault you’re all Jealous,no wonder she wanted to stay out of the limelight,with all you crazies.You don’t even know who she is, yet you’re calling her names and so on.
    It was me who said that to gossiphound – the last one “I get around”.Yeah he might of in the past before he met her, things have changed.He’ll get her back,news is she wants him back too, then what are you all gonna do.

  • lolita

    @Try sitting ina office allday: Still in the process of moving, Oct. 1st. Thanks goodness I have the extra time, so much to get rid of. Between working and coming home and packing I’m exhausted. It will all be worth it in the end. I’ll probably take a box of tissues with me. When he gets tearie eyed, I’ll fall apart I know. I had to watch TPOTO three times before I saw the whole movie without crying and saying I’ll live in the catacombs with you. They will probably announce more dates in the near future since it is getting so much good reviews. Good to hear from you and I hope all is well with you also.

  • Canera

    Have to admit eyes watered on this one. Can’t wait to see it. That emotion he brings out shows what a wonderful actor he is. Lets hope the industry starts to realize that they have gold, if they would just give him the parts to let it shine. Good luck , because this should give him an Oscar nod. By the way come to PA that accent, in certain parts, is real we drop g’s.

  • http://deleted Brooke.

    Question – When you meet Gerry do you ever tell him your “names” from any of these sites?.(As if he cares) If the answer is yes,I wouldn’t from now on – I’m sure he’ll be looking out for 1 or 2.Just sayin’ – with you slating his GF and all that.- He is going to get her back afterall.
    Ok I’ll let you all get back to your Mothers – sorry GrandMothers XD meeting.

  • Thoughtful

    I’ll engage :

    You know it is one thing to post about meeting the guy, another to gossip that a friend of a friend knows him, etc…
    In fact, just yesterday at my work a young lady, former flight attendant, came in and we got to talking – said she met Gerry on one of her flights. Said he was quiet, and asked her how she like her job. She loved his accent.
    See. Innocent. Just a little anecdote.
    But even if I knew him intimately, or had some inside knowledge via a friend of his, I don’t know that I’d feel comfortable hashing it out on a public celebrity fan/gossip site. Ya know?
    And then it becomes quite another thing when a poster constantly berates and eggs on other posters with supposed knowledge that hasn’t yet been proven with any absolution – because really, in the overall scheme of things, does it matter if this one celebrity finds true love? Are we gonna b!tch, moan and dissect because he has? Maybe. Maybe not.
    Perhaps at this point the mere fun of getting people’s goats is Brooke’s motivation. That’s all I can figure.
    Because it just goes on and on and on…..and for what?

  • http://deleted Brooke.

    “Are we gonna b!tch, moan and dissect because he has”
    _ _ _ _
    You betcha.LOL.
    You b1tch,moan and dissect anyone (female) that goes within an inch of him.You don’t want him to get back with her – simple.

  • Oh dear

    hope he does really well in ” corolanius” and “machine gun preacher”. They don’t necessarily need to be oscar winning performance, but I think for his sake they have to noteworthy amongst the critics if he really wants to be considered a good actor. Also I think most film critics consider pulling off a really good accent in a role is essential if they want to take an actor seriously.

  • Thoughtful


    I do hope that you’re using ‘you’ as a generalization.

    Because, although it doesn’t matter, I’ve only posted on this site twice. And I’ve never berated anyone he’s dated or been seen with, nor have I antagonized other posters.


  • God Bless yoou all!

    Mat 24:12-14
    New International Version
    Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

  • The JJ Borg Collective

    @Thoughtful: Engagement is futile. Lesson learned. Welcome otherwise.

  • Drive Bye

    Looks good. I like some of the other films listed that Forster directed.

  • Oh dear

    I knew  some will be extremrly critical of my comments. But the truth is amongst most highly regarded critics the accent is paramount. If it’s distracting from the character because it’s noticably incorrect the chances  of him getting an Oscar nomination is at best slim. Plus he’s got some scarily stiff competition this year with Sean Penn and Brad Pitt in the Tree of Life, George Clooney and Ryan Gosling in Ides of March, Clooney again in “The Descendents”, Michael Fassbander in “Shame” or ” Jane Eyre” or ” A Dangerous Method” – which he co-stars with another potential Oscar contender Viggo Morterson,  Brendan Gleeson has put a really impressive performance in The Guard, and Domonic Cooper in  ” the devil double”, and hat’s to name only a few. I think “Coriolanous” will get oscar nods for Vanessa Redgrave and Brian Cox who are supposed to really impressive. And maybe be Butler’s co star in “Machine Gun Preacher” Souleymane Sy Savane might also get a best supporting actor nod.  
    If Butler gets the accent right in 
    “machine gun preacher”- going from the early reviews- and the early reviews only- he’s a shoo-in for a Oscar nomination. If he gets it wrong litle if any chance I reckon.  


  • redOctober
  • Sorry, Brooke. Bad News 4U!

    Gee….Um, you think you’ve been the only woman gerard has been with in the past 6 months???
    HAHAHAHAHA sorry…but the man has pulled a fast one you honey…
    Can’t say how I know…

  • lolita

    @redOctober: Hi, Red, how are you? I like that poster, a little tamer look. Did you like what you saw in the trailer?

  • Maggie P.U.

    @130 Bad News…lets just say I believe you over Brooke……. not asking how you know either. Lets just say you have my vote. Peeps…don’t raze Bad News…. K? Brook has been warned in the past to cease all this….lets move on shall we? Have a great day all.

  • redOctober


    Hey Loli ; D …I’m fine, hope youre well too. The trailer looks really impressive, I’m a bit worried about the accent though. but like many have said , if the acting and the movie are good, nobody will pay much attention to accents.

    Have a great night you all

    P.S. I hope the rumours about Hunter Killer are true, it sounds like an interesting project.

  • lolita

    @redOctober: I’m doing ok. I think he will be getting a lot more notice for good projects once MGP proves to be a huge success. Good things are coming to the big brute. Have a wonderful night Red.
    Goodnight to all JJr’s.

  • redOctober


    It’s really cold in the far South (0C)…but I’ll do my best ; )

    Bye girl! Take care.

  • sockpuppet
  • sockpuppet

    @redOctober: yeah an article said that poster is for the religous peeps. I think they even have a movie with less r stuff in it for them? Or just the poster?

  • CJ

    When watching the trailer I heard a bit of his scottish dialect coming through on a word or two…an american accent is hard for most british actors..and those who do it well will tell you it takes all their concentration to keep it I for one cannot fault him on a slip or two..
    Even actors like Matt Damon and Ben Affleck slip up on a Boston accent when called upon to use it and those two grew up speaking it and living it..

    Will the film be Oscar worthy???…who knows…I’ve seen movies win the Oscars that to me should have been thrown in the trash so you never know what might win or not..points going for it is that it is a true story and revelant to our it has a shot..

  • nyob

    Brooke, you are trying too hard to have any credibility. I like toying with the crazies as much as the next person, but you have gotten really boring. Aren’t you tired of this yet?

    And the feud between the regular crazies . . . even more boring.

    Besides, isn’t he gay?

  • CJ

    One thing I have noticed about Gerry’s speech in movies is that he sounds breathless a lot of the time…not so much in interviews….don’t know if thats because he’s nervous, excited or because he has a breathing problem…it does sound like he has adenoid problems too…..I’m sure smoking doesn’t help and I think he should take a course in how to breath correctly…

  • Foolish

    Brooke…the rest of the women that Gerard has been with or been speculated with have been either photographed with him or confirmed rumor or working for him. Your story is just that; YOUR STORY.
    Therefore – you are nothing.
    There is no proof in print or otherwise off the JJ board. You are just as insane as that fake profile Twitter Kate psycho that got shut down.
    Georgia – you all seem like the same delusional person that has issues. If Gerard wanted to be with you – he’d be with you and public about it. Until then, go the f*ck away.

  • Brooke.

    Probably because he is out of shape and he smokes. I was the first person to break that news to you all…

  • Mellifera

    @redOctober: I like this poster way better.

  • Mellifera

    @Oh dear: @CJ: I liked your comments on the Oscar talk. I have to say I will be very suprised if Gerry gets an Oscar nod for either movie (pleasantly surprised, of course). My personal opinion is that even if he nails the accent and gives an outstanding performance that there will still be a prejudice against him as not being your regular Oscar earning actor. I think in a lot of ways its an unfair prejudice as we all know he is capable of more than good performances, but past history can bite you on the bum.
    I can’t remember who mentioned Matthew McConaghey (spl?) but who remembers how great he was in A Time To Kill. And now we have to put up with tripe like Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Failure to Launch. And we’ve had to put up with Booty Hunter and the upcoming sure-to-be-a cr@pfest PTF from Gerry.
    But I am delighted for him that there is such buzz around MGP and the comments have been so good. He deserves it. I have to say I really am excited for these two movies (MGP and Cori).

  • CJ

    I agree Melli…McConaughey was a good actor years ago but romcoms took over his life…but he is suppose to have a new movie out with serious undertones but cannot remember the title…

    Sometimes winning an Oscar can be the kiss of death too because than everyone excepts you to deliver everytime after that…but lets hope he gets some kind of recgonition for a job well done…he needs at least the producers and the directors to take notice..

  • Observing

    Yikes! Sorry for the potty mouth, got moderated. Just think the Brooke stuff is old and felt like being foul mouthed to someone. Why not a crazy?

  • a question

    @Mellifera: I remember McConaughey in “A Time to Kil.” He was great. The romcoms ruined him.

    I agree with all who have mentioned his ability to maintain an accent. I hope he can, and did, pull it off.

    I believe being nominated for an Oscar may be better than actually winning it, with a few exceptions such as Tom Hanks.

  • a question

    @Mellifera: I remember McConaughey in “A Time to Kil.” He was great. The romcoms ruined him.

    I agree with all who have mentioned his ability to maintain an accent. I hope he can, and did, pull it off.

    I believe being nominated for an Oscar may be better than actually winning it, with a few exceptions such as Tom Hanks.

  • a question

    Sorry for the double posts.

  • Amanda

    I think that this performance will pull at people’s heart strings and it is great that it shines a light on a very dark subject matter. I think these types of films have to be told because they present issues that are normally swept under the carpet.

    The topic of child soilders is one that needs to be bought out into the open. The taking of children’ innocence is what makes Sam Childer’s rage and anger finally reach the surface. Gerry displays these emotions really well and has grown tremendously as an actor. He really deserves this Oscar. I really hope that he gets nominated for this part.

    I thought the scene where he said he had ‘no shoes’ really broke my heart. He sounds so lost and nullified. So confused as to where to turn, or which direction to go?

    His performance will be compelling!