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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.

‘Machine Gun Preacher’ Trailer
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  • a question

    The subject matter, Sudanese children, is one that will certainly have the Academy’s attention. The trailers are fantastic. It speaks volumns for Gerry’s chances.

  • CorBlimey

    Same to you, Melli. I was really only watching when you were here before the, uh, “renovation” of Christchurch, but I always enjoyed yours, and the other regs, posts. It’s what made me start writing here. Where I live, my social network is rather limited, so I count you guys as friends – which may seem odd to most of you, but what is a social network really but a group of girls that you can gab about hot guys with? LMAO *hugs*
    @Try sitting ina office allday:
    I’m from the East Kimberley, up the top of Western Australia. I think I read somewhere that you’re a Melbournite, so that makes me about 4000kms from you. In the middle of bl00dy nowhere. :D
    I’m not sure that we’ll get MGP – we recently had the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, and I daresay we’ll have the Harry Potter movie soon-ish (else the kids will all rebel), but our drive in closes down over the wet season (October through April). If it’s released during that time, we won’t get it. But I think I could make a trip into town to watch it at an actual cinema – it’s only 500kms away.. :P

  • CorBlimey

    *Hugs* to you too, my dear.. :D

  • Brooke.

    I know someone who is very excited about Butler’s star rising…they can share it together.
    Besides. She isn’t the type to be scared of you ‘fans.’

  • CorBlimey

    I really don’t think you understand. We don’t care if Gerard has a girlfriend – in fact, most of us want him to have one. We just don’t like you and your games. Seriously. Your relentless, smug attitude about a relationship that you are not even a part of, nor are likely to be considered even remotely important by either people in the supposed relationship that you try to bait us with, is cause for real concern regarding the state of your mental health. Please go and see a professional. Thank you.

  • juliet of the spirits

    He raises his voice a few octaves when he is trying to do a regional American accent and THAT is what makes it obvious like he’s trying too hard. It is a very FLAT tone. G’s normal speaking voice is anything but flat! I would call it lyrical.

    The scenes where he yells in the lower octaves – his natural range – such as the shouting to the bank manager, are very effective in the trailer.

    Time shall tell whether he got it right.

    Fans are too close to the subject. General audiences may not notice, but the critics’ will catch it if it is too far off and obvious.

    Gerry’s normal way of speaking is in a very nice range and appealing for a male voice and it is not just the Scottish accent, but the masculine tone to the female ear.

  • juliet of the spirits

    For some reason, he has a hard time changing the normal intonation that rises and drops when he is doing an accent.

    It’s hard to tell from the trailer. Maybe he has nailed it and this is all superfluous talk.

    I am now of the opinion that it is not so much the Scottish showing through, but the flatness of the accent that his fans latch on to.

    Perhaps he really would be well served by a good speech coach if he could sit still long enough to tackle the problem and give the American accented lines his own native wide versatile range of tone.

    It is like translating the very descriptive passages of one language to another in a very literal sense and not being able to “get” the feel or the passion expressed in the native tongue and the variations of tone used to express it.

  • she

    I haven’t decided what exciting me more, the film theme or Gerry’s artistic growth, it’s like turning the burden of life in to prodigy

  • Mellifera

    @CorBlimey: well said. I wish Gerry well in his personal life, its none of my business whether he’s single or attached but I would rather someone be happy, so I hope he is happy whatever he chooses. If he’s happier with a girlfriend, I wish him a bl00dy nice girlfriend!
    I can’t believe you have to go 500kms to go an ‘actual’ cinema!! If we don’t get Cori or MGP in a cinema here, I can wait til it comes out on DVD and rent it then. Do you have a DVD rental place?

  • CorBlimey

    Nope – but eBay is my best friend out here. So I want him to make good movies (no, GREAT movies) so that I’m not buying anything, well, cr@p and wasting my money.. :P

  • Brooke.

    You’ll all see who is putting a smile on Gerard’s face….
    She is a lucky girl, wish I could make a man that happy!
    Both in bed and out!

  • she

    I hate Ebay! Sellers aren’t protected and buyers just rip you off!!!!
    Crock. Try ioffer or bonanza instead for pete’s sake.


    HEIS NOT GAY – WINTER HAVEN. STICK to the Gerard Butler threads if you want GAY MAN.
    And he isn’t jewish either. Go back to the Jesse Eisenberg threads if u want jewish.
    He is Cuban and sexy like all exotics are. No plain boring white guy here!
    Latina AND Lovely

  • she

    @CorBlimey: I almost forgot that when you learn to deal with the sarcasem you “grow” twin sisters that pretend to be 162….

  • Me2
  • CorBlimey

    If you’d like to keep a man happy, how about you try staying out of other people’s business when it doesn’t concern you and focusing on your own life’s pursuits…?? Just a thought, anyway.. :D

  • XXX.

    It seems Gerry was at a wedding yesterday.

  • XXX.

    Oops where’s the pic gone.Sorry I’ll try again.
    (If it doesn’t work-It’s over on WO).

  • Rubyjules

    I read all these comments made & despair…why is it that fans of celebs don’t want to discuss more meaningful topics relating to celebs & their true thoughts values & beliefs to enable more brain stimulating thoughts!

  • lolita

    Just passing through this morning but I want to thank all of you who have given Gerry the thumbs up on his performance in MGP and Coriolanus. It was about time that he got good reviews and comments on his acting abilities. I do believe we will be seeing more of his talent in future projects as well. Have a great day and wonderful weekend.
    My big brute is on a roll♥

  • Fact

    Don’t you think if Butler were really that into her (if what you say is true) he would be with her? He is full of doubt.
    As a man reading this for weeks, I don’t blame him. He’s better off dating and focusing on his evolving career.

  • XXX.

    I agree with you (If he wanted to be with her,he would be).But I thought she didn’t want to be with him (didn’t she tell him to get lost and then go back to the UK), he couldn’t force her.He was supposed to of already tried (apparently he failed) to get her back once.But now according to her who shall not be named,this person wants to get back with Gerry and he’s planning something big to win her back. I’ll use “someones” favourite line – “we’ll just have to wait and see” – if anything actually happens.I personally would like to see him in a proper relationship (as long as she makes him happy ),rather than hitting on anything that just catches his eye….less tacky and much better in the long run for his career.JMO.

  • trying to figure it out

    Gerry’s redemption after The Bounty Hunter.

    Mr. Giggles – Good to see you around.

  • cubedwellers

    @Try sitting ina office allday: Just a suggestion to all the down-under fans. Perhaps if you contacted your local theater, they would be able to look up release info for your part of the world. Or put you in contact with whatever distribution company will be doing the roll-out for your region. I don’t know much about the movie biz, but movies are a product like anything else, and there has to be a distribution plan in place at some point. Good Luck!

    @redOctober: Now I like this one better. I though the first poster was very graphic-novelish, accenting the action element, while this one is more thoughtful in tone. Marketing this film is surely a challenge. They want to bring in the folks who love heroic action, as well as the more spiritual-minded who love the faith and redemption aspects of the story. So truly they are selling to at least two distinct markets. Very interesting.
    From the trailer it looks like the story explores the conflict between some people of faith who condemn all fighting and believe that God will protect them, and those that believe in some parts of the world, only a show of force will make an impact. I really can’t wait to see this.

  • cubedweller

    There’s only one of me – misspelled my own name. Clearly I need some coffee this am. Happy Weekend, JJrs!

  • Observing

    Getting ready to head to the food bank to volunteer and I wonder if this has made Gerard Butler more passionate about helping these children/people. Outside of making a movie regarding someone who has made such a difference. I truly hope so. :)

  • redOctober


    “the conflict between some people of faith who condemn all fighting and believe that God will protect them, and those that believe in some parts of the world, only a show of force will make an impact.”

    I think so too. I believe that not matter what , we must fight against injustice with our minds, souls …and hands.

  • Thoughtful

    Hey guys!

    I too am very excited to see MGP. Excited for Gerry as well. It looks to be full of emotionalism and feel-good vibes. I love a movie (especially about a real person) where the protagonist makes a change in his/her life. And Gerry is wonderful with heavy emotion-laden characters (see The Jury, Please!)
    So…I can’t wait!
    As to his accent…you know, I’ve noticed in interviews how relaxed and easy his accent is – or sometimes the lack of accent – meaning, he sounds natural and even Americanized at times. And that’s okay.
    I wonder why it is seemingly challenging for him to convey that American sound to his movies. Not that I dislike the Scottish brogue. :)
    At any rate….I’m truly anxious to see this movie, and look forward to showing it off to my friends.
    Have a pleasant Saturday!

  • LLL

    @juliet of the spirits: Through out his acting career Gerard Butler has had voice and dialect coaching. As we all know, there are many different “accents” in the US. I can imagine it is very hard for those such as Marc Forster and crew to catch questionable diction/dialect in time to do a retake. But, the blatant attempts to sound as what one (aka jason keller) might percieve as making a script more authentic really serves no purpose in the story. In the line used for the voice over in the trailer, Gerard Butler nails it. The double negative line ” I don’t got no good shoes.” is cringe worthy and adds nothing in getting to know character. It could have been written “I got no good shoes.” and the emotion could have been just as easily related by the actor. It is curious in the last line of the trailer, “You got no idea what I am saying” the double negative is not used or the line the would have read “You don’t got no idea what I am saying.” But obivously, the powers that be think that the “no shoes” line is important, it is included in the trailer.

  • sockpuppet

    @Re: WILLIAM LEVY: no 1 here knows what u are talkin about? U seem kind of drunk, sorry…

  • dargabriel

    My words of wisdom, stay positive and be happy for Gerard, through all his life journey. My wish for this jj Gerard Butler thread is to shine more light upon him with nice/benevolent souls. I’m not fond of having to display negative/dark energy towards, young/immature souls that don’t know any better. Brooke, you should be able to say things on this board, you’ve not been negative, the bullies are shutting you down, however, evryone must answer in someway for their wrongful behavior. Cholita, we would love to hear some inspiring positive words. To all of you on this board,be kind,considerate, and most of all mindful. Dargabriel

  • God Bless yoou all!

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
    New International Version
    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

  • Latesummer’s Eve


    “wish I could make a man that happy!”


    You might be able to if you’d stop obsessing so much over the love life of a movie star and annoying his fans and focus on your own life a little bit! The only one I see around here who’s obsessed over Butler’s love life is YOU! LOL!


  • Just My Thoughts

    @dargabriel: Dargabriel, while I find some of the things you post here somewhat interesting, I beg to differ with your opinion of Brooke. Brooke comes on here to taunt Gerry’s fans with information she claims to know. Never revealing much, she teases and taunts with comments like “What will you do if Gerry gets back with his girlfriend?” and “You will all go nuts”, etc. She has done this repeatedly. It’s obvious that her intent is malicious and that she is purposely trying to upset people. That, in my opinion, is a form of bullying. She has not been positive about anything regarding Gerry and his career, and only claims to know something no one else seems to know. I, quite frankly, think that doing that to people, whether her information is true or not, is silly, immature, irresponsible, and harmful. I’m surprised that you see her as not being negative, especially since you seem to try to see things in a positive light. I wish everyone would come here to say positive things about Gerry and his career, but when you come on here and say nothing but “I know something you don’t, I know something you don’t”, I’m sorry but the folks here who are trying to ignore her are NOT the ones who are the bullies.
    I think you are the one who is upset because some of the people here have questioned some of the things you have said. Maybe we should all talk about MGP and Coriolanus, Playing The Field, Mavericks, etc rather then trying to speculate on who Gerry’s soul mate is, when will she show up, what town she lives in, etc.
    IF Gerry ever finds the love of his life, he will introduce her and walk proudly with her for all to see. We can all speculate on a million things that MIGHT happen to Gerry in the future, but I think it’s much more beneficial to talk about what is currently going on his career and support him NOW, don’t you think??

  • Fatty


    (FAT UK)

  • Just My Thoughts

    Dar Garbriel is a KOOK. Didn’t someone say ‘it’ also posts on facebook as a weirdo??? HELLO

  • train wreck


  • so gullible

    So Gerry did make it to Tony Curran’s wedding

    repeating post of picture

  • sockpuppet

    @train wreck: ?????
    still drunk…?

  • LLL

    I have questions that many posters will not like me asking…but I am curious. When did “Georgia” first start posting on the JJ Gerard Butler threads? Is it just me or does this Brooke seem different from the person posting under the name Brooke a few months ago? Does the content of the post seem different now? At first Brooke just seemed to want to relay some gossip message to rile-up something/someone. Now she seems to have morphed into an “all knowing because am so close to Gerard and his friends” character. I have read a few of the threads “Georgia” posted onto,these Brooke posts of late seem similar. As always on JJ, one wonders how many people are posting under the same name? Is it possible the Brooke that started posting a few months ago is gone? This is someone else using the moniker “Brooke”, possibly the old “Georgia”. Sometimes the writing style and content give it away. Other times it is hard to tell. I am curious what other observers think of this theory. Sorry if these questions are annoying to some.

  • so gullible

    More tweets!/colinmccredie

    Big Star & a Guy called Gerard!!
    14 hours ago

    @Original_Dubes Thanks for the SS from Sunny LA! A long way from Perth! Gotta go Gerard Butler’s ordering up the square sausage!!
    11 hours ago

    @Original_Dubes Gerard says Hi!
    1 hour ago

    @Original_Dubes All above board!! At a Scottish wedding in LALALand! Lots of Kilts!!
    I hour ago

    Oh I love Scottish weddings they are always fun. Wonder if G brought out his kilt or not.

  • Manny

    You need to listen to a few of Sam Childers’ interviews. He is the king of speaking in double negatives.
    Happy weekend JJers…
    Had one helluva a long work week. Very very pleasant surprise to see the MGP trailer and a nice way to start the weekend. So good to finally see the acting that we all know Butler is capable of. I’m excited to see the movie.
    As far as Oscar nods… I have to agree with the poster earlier. There is a lot of competition out there this year. I wish Butler well, but would really really be pleasantly surprised if he was nominated… but he may pull a Sandra Bullock on us and wouldn’t that be fun?
    I have to say I’m not an accent expert but thank god he is not as bad as Kevin Costner at accents. Now that is a dude who can’t play anyone but Kevin Costner in every one of his damn movies.
    Giggled at the Matt McCaugnhey talent talk… I just watched A Time to Kill a few weeks ago again and he was really really good in that movie. I thought he held his own with heavyweights Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey. But if you mention his name now, all you think of is romcom crap. Lincoln Lawyer was the name of his recent try at acting credibility but I’ll be honest, we won’t even rent it.
    Also, for God’s sake why is anyone talking to Brooke??? She babbles crap and tries to yank chains. Seriously, neg her posts and skip… That is best message you could send to her. Tell her you won’t read her posts and acknowledge them. It is the only way we can get rid of the nuisance… Plus anyone who would admit she can’t make a man happy, as you have discussed because I haven’t read her posts, isn’t worth anyone’s time IMO. Plus is anyone surprised she can’t make a man happy???????
    Happy Saturday one and all…

  • Just My Thoughts

    I wrote post #184, NOT #186. You couldn’t come up with your own name????

  • Latesummer’s Eve


    As far as I can see, and most likely many others of a sound mind here, you and Brooke add nothing of value to these threads other then your obsessive rantings about GB’s love life and the obvious taunting attitude you both have towards the posters here!
    All you both talk about is his love life and to me, that’s the definition of being “obsessed”

    Why don’t the both of you try adding something of value to the actual topic and conversation of the thread instead for a change? LOL!

  • Enough Already

    @LLL: Somehow I get the feeling it’s the same Brooke. Just my opinion, of course. As we ignore her, she keeps adding things here and there so she can keep trying to agitate everyone. She started by saying she saw pics on someone else’s phone. Then that changed to she saw pics on a phone AND she saw Gerry and his girlfriend out together. That then went to she saw pics of them kissing. Then she went from “What are you all going to do IF he wants her back?” to “He wants her back” and when everyone ignored that it went to “SHE wants him back now”. As her statements get old and are ignored, she adds more silly little tidbits to the mix. What else can she do to keep it going? She really just keeps saying the same things over and over. Whenever a picture of Gerry is posted, she pops up to say he’s smiling because he just got a call from ‘her’. As soon as the pics of him with the blonde holding a book were posted, she popped up and came up with the story that she was his assistant and she was holding a notebook so she could help him plan a big surprise to get his GF back. I mean, if you think about it, it’s so funny. LOL She can only repeat the same things for so long before she needs to change it up.
    I’m not sure about the Georgia connection, but many think that this is indeed a continuation of her. Of course, we’ll just have to ‘WAIT AND SEE’. LOL

  • Manny

    @Latesummer’s Eve:
    Sorry I didn’t answer before now, worked 3 doubles and a couple of extra shifts this week… just haven’t been around. I’m doing fine… how are you?

  • Truth

    I still say that Brooke, Dargabriel, and Cholita are ALL the SAME person! Notice how when one went away they all went away. Then there is also Brooke responding to people who are addressing Dagrabiel all the time. What’s up with that? The only time Cholita pops up is when Dagrabiel ask for her…. Get the heck out of here with that foolishness! She don’t show up any other time until she is summon by Dargrabiel. All the same quack if you ask me. jmo

  • dargabriel

    @Just My Thoughts: I agree with you on some accounts, however there have been many ppl on this sight who are very cruel and then there are those who are good hearts. I don’t feel, to clear that emotion up, I don’t buy into negativity, but I do my job, clear the negativity, if it means not being very nice then justified, I only want peace in this dark world, the darkness is overwelming the light, God forsakes this, there is a complete balance. As far as Mr. Butler finding his other half, it will be right around the corner, when they are both ready, the light is coming, they’re both going through the dark tunnel, defeating and coasting over the negative. I will speak up if someone is being a child and name calling, this act is unexceptable, in the court of Gods law. God bless all of you. Love,dargabriel

  • dargabriel

    @Just My Thoughts: I agree with you on some accounts, however there have been many ppl on this sight who are very cruel and then there are those who are good hearts. I don’t feel, to clear that emotion up, I don’t buy into negativity, but I do my job, clear the negativity, if it means not being very nice then justified, I only want peace in this dark world, the darkness is overwelming the light, God forsakes this, there is a complete balance. As far as Mr. Butler finding his other half, it will be right around the corner, when they are both ready, the light is coming, they’re both going through the dark tunnel, defeating and coasting over the negative. I will speak up if someone is being a child and name calling, this act is unexceptable, in the court of Gods law. God bless all of you. Love,dargabriel

  • dargabriel

    I should elaborate on my emotion comment, I do not allow negativity to effect my temple on this website, however, I do feel happiness, heartfelt emotion and sadness for those who don’t know any better, I’m mean’t to deal with these individuals in a way to wake them up to what is real. You all might think I don’t know what I’m talking about in my predictions, however, the proof is in the pudding. Take care,dargabriel