In 1996, Joel Schumacher took on the task of adapting the John Grisham novel “A Time to Kill” to the big screen. After lobbying for the lead role of prosecuting attorney Jake Brigance, relative unknown Mathew McConaughey won the part and it cemented him as a star on the rise. The story takes place in Canton, Mississippi sometime in the 1960’s.
Machine Gun Preacher was a 2011 release which starred Gerard Butler as Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and finds his calling in Sudan as he attempts to protect children who are exploited as soldiers. The title really is quite descriptive of what you get in this film.