SideReel sat down with the film's stars to discuss the story behind and the making of this film.
On the Film's Title, Machine Gun Preacher -
GB: "I think it's very catchy, but it allows the movie to reveal the far deeper, complex story, at the same time it is a crazy-ass movie, [Sam Childers] is a crazy-ass guy!"
On Researching for the Film -
GB: "I did an awful lot of research, I watched documentaries about Sudan, movies about bikers, documentaries about preachers — I even watched Robert Duvall’s incredible portrayal in The Apostle."
On Meeting the Real Sam & Lynn Childers-
MM: "I knew [meeting them] was going to enhance my performance. There was more to her than I was reading. Spending time with them made me realize that she was a quiet giant. She has a lot of faith and it helped her endure a lot throughout the years."
Machine Gun Preacher , rated R, opens in SF on September 30th.