Gerard Butler begins filming ‘Machine Gun Preacher’ in Melvindale, MI on July 8, 2010

ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Gerard Butler arrives at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2010 benefit gala at the Hotel du Cap on May 20, 2010 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

Gerard Butler may be hanging out in Hollywood this weekend, but soon he'll have a whole new stomping ground- Melvindale, MI. The actor is set to start filming his next project, Machine Gun Preacher, in the city from July 8 to 28.

Locations will include a trailer park in town and Jake’s Crossroads Bar, 2704 Oakwood Blvd.

The movie is based on the true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who were forced to become soldiers.

Wonder if Gerard will be stopping to kiss any babies or pet any pups while he's in town?

If you spot Gerard and crew filming in Michigan this summer, let us know about it at [email protected]!

[Thanks Kristine]



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    • 7

      Thanks so much!
      Here’s some new casting call info too:
      Michigan Casting: Extras Machine Gun Preacher Gerard Butler. Real looking people all ages, shapes, sizes. Casting
      Union/Non-Union Non-actors. looks:
      Bikers, Biker Chicks, Church Goers, Junkies/Drug Dealers, Prostitutes, Construction Workers, Factory Workers, Farmers, Teenagers & Children, Denture wearers willing to be f…ilmed w/o teeth email [email protected] w. phone number, email address,height.

  1. 8

    Hi, it me the Monica from June 21 the first person that commented I would like to say something again. I like a lot of Gerard Butler’s films (The Phantom of the Opera/ Timeline/ Shattered/ 300/ NIm’s Island/ PS I Love You/ Law Abiding Citizen/ The Ugly Truth/ and The Bounty Hunter)
    I can not wait to see this movie and add it to my list. =)

  2. 9

    wow! that’s literally right down the street from me. cant wait to see if i can see him! and my friend is trying out for an extra. maybe she’ll be in the movie too?

  3. 17

    The film crew and all of their equipment is set up at Melvindale’s Elementary. (Allendale Elemantary)
    They will only be at this location till Thursday morning. I work at this elementary school. It’s pretty exciting!

  4. 21

    I heard that filming in Melvindale ends today (Wed) and they are moving on to Detroit. Anyone know the location? I was planning on going to the trailer park & Jake’s bar sites on Friday but have missed out. Thanks

  5. 26

    I drove home from work down Dix yesterday and they still had a huge set up at the trailer park. One of the trailers was on it’s side, attached to some sort of crane. Until I read this, I thought it was some sort of tornado movie! : )

  6. 28

    Melvindale in the movie? I’m not sure they picked the best parts of Melvindale to be in the movie. Every city has it bad parts.

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