Due to be released in January 2016, The Masked Saint may have been Roddy Piper’s last film.
The Masked Saint follows the journey of former professional wrestler Chris Samuels, who retires from the ring to settle down as a small town pastor. When the pastor witnesses rampant problems in the community, he decides to moonlight as a masked vigilante fighting the injustice. While facing crises at home and at the church, the Pastor must evade the police and somehow reconcile his secret, violent identity with his calling as a pastor.
Inspired by true events in the life of Pastor Chris Whaley, The Masked Saint is based on the highly popular book of the same name by Whaley. It was filmed entirely in Northern Ontario, and features icons of the screen like Diahann Carroll and ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper alongside stars Brett Granstaff and Lara Jean Chorostecki.
The Masked Saint is slated to open in theaters nationwide on January 8, 2016 through Ridgerock Faith and Freestyle Releasing. For more information, visit http://themaskedsaintmovie.com/.
It’s a little too early to know what kind of success this film will have. It looks to have the same production quality as Beyond the Mask and if it can benefit from the same grassroots promotion The Masked Saint should get a decent theatrical release.
According to Christian Cinema, this is “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s last confirmed theatrical release. That may drive interest from fans of the late WWE Star and widen its appeal beyond just Christians.
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