Machine Gun Preacher has been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Song. The song, ‘The Keeper’, was written by and performed by Chris Cornell.
Gerard Butler (300) delivers a searing performance in Golden Globe-nominated director Marc Forster’s (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland) moving story of violence and redemption. When ex-biker-gang member Sam Childers (Butler) makes the life-changing decision to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war, he is outraged by the unspeakable horrors faced by the region’s vulnerable populace. Sam breaks ground for an orphanage in the middle of territory controlled by the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a renegade militia that forces youngsters to become soldiers before they even reach their teens. Childers leads armed missions deep into enemy territory to retrieve the kidnapped children, restoring peace to their lives - and his own. The explosive, real-life tale of a man who has rescued over a thousand orphans from starvation, disease and enslavement, Machine Gun Preacher also stars Michelle Monaghan (Due Date) and Academy Award® nominated Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road).