The first photos of Gerard Butler as the Machine Gun Preacher have been procured over on JustJared (via Centerfolds and Empty Screens). The movie is directed by Marc Foster (Finding Neverland, The Kite Runner and Quantum of Solace) and as well as Butler, stars Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon, Madeline Carroll, Kathy Baker, Amanda Wright and Brett Wagner. The quality of movies that Foster has been pumping out over the last few years just keeps on getting better (I.M.O) and I can’t wait to see what he does with this movie which, from the synopsis sounds like it could be quite hard hitting stuff. But, whatever happens, Butler will be sporting a mullet!

IMDb Plot: 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.

You can visit JustJared for a load more images but I’ve placed two of them below which you can click to enlarge.