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“Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s last film, the faith-based Masked Saint, will be released next year

The Masked Saint
The Masked Saint

As reported by Deadline, film distributor Freestyle Releasing has picked up the rights to The Masked Saint, a faith-based movie starring the late “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who died last week from a heart attack. That means The Masked Saint is being billed—unofficially, of course, because it’d be gruesome otherwise—as his last film role, which will probably make it a little more interesting to fans of They Live than it would be otherwise. Weirdly, though, the movie also sounds kind of interesting on its own: Inspired by a “true-life story,” The Masked Saint is about a retired professional wrestler who starts working as a pastor in a small town, and also he’s secretly a masked vigilante. He then—seriously—has to juggle his life as a former wrestler who is now a pastor and his life as a crimefighter.

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Unfortunately, Piper doesn’t play the vigilante pastor, though, because otherwise this would be a violent ‘80s action movie and not a faith-based drama. Still, The Masked Saint also features Jean Chorostecki (Hannibal’s Freddie Lounds), so that’s something. Plus, it sounds like a good way to accidentally learn about some Christian values, if that sort of thing is important to you.

The Masked Saint will be released on January 8 of next year.

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