Mumbai: Lionsgate has acquired North American distribution rights to the fact-based action drama Machine Gun Preacher, directed by Marc Forster.
The film is the studio’s first collaboration with Forster since the Oscar-winning Monster’s Ball.
Paseornek said, "Machine Gun Preacher combines a fascinating, action-packed story and unique characters with great talent on both sides of the camera. We’re delighted to be back in business with Marc, one of the most gifted and versatile filmmakers working today. And Gerard Butler is the ideal actor to capture the strength, complexity and charisma of this film’s real-life hero, Sam Childers. Jason Keller has written an exceptional screenplay.”
Forster said, "I am thrilled to be working again with Lionsgate. They have an understanding for the complexity of the material and will give our film the care and guidance it needs to expose the story to the masses."
The film is planned for fall 2011 release.