"Machine Gun Preacher": In Theaters Now!

Posted Friday September 23, 2011 1:40 PM GMT

Making its long-awaited theatrical debut, Gerard Butler and Michelle Monaghan has been released nationwide (September 23).

Under the direction of Marc Foster, the action-crime picture also stars Michael Shannon, Madeline Carroll and Kathy Baker.

As for the film itself, it tells "the story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers."

With Butler taking on both acting and producing roles, he had nothing but praise for his leading lady Miss Monaghan, as he recently told press, "Michelle is incredibly cool and incredibly fun. She is one of those girls who is as comfortable with the electricians, the key grip, the cameraman, anybody in the crew, catering as she is with her makeup crew or me or the director."