Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has contributed a brand new cut called “The Keeper” to the forthcoming feature film Machine Gun Preacher. Between now and Midnight tonight, you can download the track at a pay-as-you-please price, with all dollars generated going directly to Sam Childers Angels of East Africa charity. Then, on Tuesday, August 30th, the song will be available for sale on iTunes; the entire soundtrack will follow on September 2oth.
Based on a true story, Machine Gun Preacher is directed by Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Monsters Ball) and stars Gerard Butler (300, The Phantom of the Opera) as Childers, a former drug-dealing criminal who finds faith leading him on a path to East Africa. Shocked by the mayhem in Sudan, Childers becomes a crusader for hundreds of refugee children fleeing death and enslavement. The film will hit select U.S. theatres on September 23th; check out the trailer below.