Machine Gun Preacher

Gerard Butler will 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.

World Cup 2010

Gerard Butler stopped by Hollywood’s Palihouse Holloway Hotel to watch a World Cup soccer match on Friday (June 18). He watched the match between England and Algeria, which ended up in a draw — a 0-0 tie.

Running Errands

Gerard Butler was seen running errands on Tuesday (June 15) in Beverly Hills, Calif. He dropped by a few medical buildings throughout the afternoon while photographers followed him around town.

IRA movie

Gerard Butler will film a new IRA movie in Dublin this summer.

Butler is set to play he lead role in the controversial new IRA movie 'Crossmaglen', according to Irish media reports

The film, to be directed by Kevin Connor, tells the story of IRA gunner Dermot McGarvey, who accidentally kills a mother and her two young children on a stakeout to kill British soldiers

Partying in LA

Gerard Butler and Lindsay Lohan arrive separately for a friend’s party at a private residence in Hollywood on Friday afternoon (June 12).
Lindsay was accompanied by her little sister, Ali Lohan.
Rumors started immediately that they are dating. I don't think so. What do you think?

Patron of First Response

Gerard Butler has agreed to be the patron of the Scottish charity First Response in Comrie, where his parents currently live.

Gerard has seen the benefits the service has provided locally since its inception and was keen to give his support.

On Friday, in between learning the lines of a new script, Gerard tried on a First Response jacket for size and checked out the vehicle before being taken for a trip round the village in it. He was also "chuffed" to be shown the first copy of the new First Response headed notepaper, which now displays his name.

"Gerard has been a generous contributor in the past," said Alan Moffat. "We are delighted to welcome him on board and have him associated with us, especially now that we are a totally Scottish charity."

As on June 1, First Response became devolved from the UK wide organisation and is now a Scottish charity in its own right.

Gerard Butler & Goga Ashkenazi

According to NY Post, Gerard Butler is trying to woo London-based Kazakhstani billionaire Goga Ashkenazi.
They met at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival last month and he was spotted visiting her West London mansion last weekend. A source reveals, "Gerard was spotted chatting up Goga at a party in Cannes and they exchanged numbers."
Goga is a close friend of Prince Andrew and is an Oxford graduate with a gold-mining and construction company. She once dated Italian Formula 1 boss Flavio Briatore and recently ended a relationship with Kazakh oil billionaire Timur Kulibayev, who is still married to Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev's daughter, Dinara.

Goga Ashkenazi

Machine Gun Preacher

Casting for actors is currently taking place in Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, and Johannesburg, South Africa for the Lionsgate feature film Machine Gun Preacher.
Gerard Butler has signed on to play the reformed bad guy Sam Childers, a drug-dealing biker who found God and became the scourge of rebel forces who kidnap children in Sudan and Northern Uganda. Michelle Monaghan has signed on to play Childers' wife, Lynn.
Marc Forster will direct the film and his company, Apparatus Productions, will co-produce with Lionsgate. Forster has directed such films as Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland, and Quantum of Solace.
Shooting will take place in Michigan and South Africa, starting mid-July, 2010.
Full details on auditions and casting calls for this film can be found on the following blog post:

Machine Gun Preacher Auditions