The release of “The Masked Saint” is Jan. 8 (through Freestyle Releasing).
The movie features the late, great WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper in his last confirmed theatrical release.
A family-oriented action biopic inspired by true events, “The Masked Saint” is written by Scott Crowell and Brett Granstaff, directed by Warren P. Sonoda, produced by Cliff McDowell, co-produced by David Anselmo and executive produced by Gary Granstaff and Joe Sisto.
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The movie stars Brett Granstaff (Vice) as Christopher ‘The Saint’ Samuels, Lara Jean Chorostecki (Hannibal), Oscar and Emmy nominee Diahann Carroll (“Grey’s Anatomy,” White Collar) who won a Golden Globe for her performance in “Julia,” Patrick McKenna (“The Red Green Show”), James Preston Rogers (Pixels) and Rowdy Roddy Piper (“They Live”).
About the movie
“The Masked Saint” follows the journey of former professional wrestler Christopher ‘The Saint’ Samuels (Granstaff), who retires from the ring to settle down as a small town pastor.
When Samuels 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, Samuels must evade the police and somehow reconcile his secret, violent identity with his calling as a pastor.
Inspired by the life of Pastor Chris Whaley, “The Masked Saint” is based on the book of the same name by Whaley.
The film will be the debut project under Ridgerock Entertainment Group’s new ‘Ridgerock Faith’ division (operated by executives Brett Granstaff and Gary Granstaff who served as executive producers on the recent blockbuster hit film “Black Mass”).
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