UPDATE: The following was sent out today, announcing the details of another film project that the late Roddy Piper was involved in, titled The Reconciler…
The Reconciler Movie Pays Tribute to the Late WWE Legend Roddy Piper
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Dark Water Productions — “The Reconciler” will be coming out later this year without one of its most beloved co-stars to celebrate its success. Rowdy Roddy Piper, 61, unexpectedly passed away of cardiac arrest onFriday, July 31, 2015. While initially being well known for his wrestling abilities and as a WWE villain, the depth of his talent in other areas was surely being recognized in his part in “The Reconciler”. His future in acting looked very promising. Born in Canada, his home in Hollywood allowed him to expand his potential in films.
One of Roddy’s final roles will be that of the detective, Russ, attempting to make some sense, if any, of all the disappearances in his town where he presents his acting skill at a new level. With a strange thread of God woven into the script, it is expected to be another success for all involved. Origin Releasing with over twenty-five years of successful experience in the DVD and Television market worldwide is working closely with Black Wolf Media in distributing this creatively done thriller. Release is set for November 2015 and will be the lasting tribute to not only an incredible wrestler, but also a superb actor, beloved husband and father.
Origin Releasing and Black Wolf Media Group have a long list of successful projects and were looking forward to their continuing relationship with Roddy and the talent left still untapped. It was his rugged looks that would first catch your eye, but then his acting skills would shine through and you would find yourself captivated by his natural ability in front of the camera.
It is with deep sadness any future endeavors for Roddy Piper will be remembered as “what could have been”. He will most certainly be missed in the industry that welcomed him with open arms. Origin Releasing and Black Wolf Media Group extend their deepest sympathies to Roddy’s family as the audiences look forward to seeing an indelible performance from him one more time in “The Reconciler”.
ORIGINAL: Deadline reports that Freestyle Releasing has signed a deal to release the last film of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, which is a faith-based movie called The Masked Saint. It will be released on January 8, 2016. The film is based on a true story about a retired pro wrestler who is a pastor by day and a masked vigilante at night. With problems at home and church adding up, he has to come to terms with his calling as a pastor and his secret identity. It’s inspired by the life of Pastor Chris Whaley, who released a book of the same name. Piper played “Nicky”. The film will be released n New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington DC and other select cities. It was originally set for an early 2015 release after shooting In Ontario in 2013.
Executive producer Gary Grandstaff of P23’s Ridgerock Entertainment Group said: “Everyone at Ridgerock Entertainment Group is devastated by the news of the recent passing of wrestling legend … Roddy Piper. We send our deepest and heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and fans. He will truly be missed.”
On the film’s website, there is an interview with Piper about the film.