Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Marc Forster's next project

Director Marc Forster ( Monster's Ball, Stranger Than Fiction, Finding Neverland ) next film behind the camera will be a biopic called Machine Gun Preacher based from the book Another Man's War by Sam Childers. Gerard Butler has been cast as Childers, along with Michelle Monaghan and Michael Shannon being added as well.
It's a pretty extraordinary tale that has Oscar bait all over it. The film will chronicle Chidlers life from his adult years of being a drug dealing alcoholic motorcycle gang member to his conversion to Christianity, and subsequently dedicating his life to thousands of Sudanese children, who get recruited yearly by the Lord's Resistance Army ( LRA ) to become child soldiers.
Childers and his wife formed Angels in East Africa who have educated 300 of these orphaned children, and rescuing thousands more.
Not sure about the casting of Butler, as of up to now I feel he among his peers is average, but you never know, maybe the screenplay will be strong enough to elevate his game. It's an interesting story nonetheless.


Anonymous said...

A friend of mine gave me this screenplay and it was the best script I have ever read. I cried through the whole thing.

Depp's cuz said...

Yes this does sound pretty baity. Sounds like a very interesting and compelling story. Will keep my eyes out for this ! Great news !

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !