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.