Relativity Media announced today that it has acquired North American rights from Lionsgate to theatrically market and distribute Marc Forster’s “Machine Gun Preacher”.
Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon and Kathy Baker star in the true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing criminal who finds faith leading him on a path to East Africa. Shocked by the mayhem in Sudan, Childers becomes a crusader for hundreds of refugee children.
Inspired to create a safe haven for the multitudes fleeing enslavement by the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army, he restores peace to their lives and eventually his own
The film is set to hit screens in Los Angeles and New York on September 23rd, and will expand markets in the weeks to follow. Lionsgate will continue to oversee international distribution on the film, working in partnership with Relativity.