Global Force Wrestling issued the following today:
RIDGEROCK ENTERTAINMENT, GLOBAL FORCE WRESTLING TEAM UP TO PROMOTE THE MASKED SAINT THE MOVIE'S STAR BRETT GRANSTAFF AND JEFF JARRETT WILL LEAD A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE "ROWDY" RODDY PIPER
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 12, 2015) – Ridgerock Entertainment Group and Global Force Wrestling have teamed up for events to promote the Jan. 8, 2016, theatrical release of THE MASKED SAINT (Freestyle Releasing). The joint agreement will showcase the film's commitment to the integrity of professional wrestling and focus on family entertainment. This coincides with the mission of GFW, which has brought new excitement and true family entertainment to the world of professional wrestling. This exciting partnership will be kicked off during GFW's second TV taping at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 21 .
"We are honored to be working with the filmmakers of THE MASKED SAINT," said Jeff Jarrett, GFW founder and CEO. "Wrestling fans around the nation will enjoy this movie not only for its action-packed content, but also for the 'fighting for justice' message it portrays. We can't wait to introduce them to this great movie.
"Roddy was scheduled to join us for the August show at the Orleans. In fact, I had spoken with him the day before he passed. He was a great friend and a great entertainer, and I was deeply saddened by the shocking news."
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. 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 features the late Pro Wrestling Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper in his last confirmed theatrical release.
"We are thrilled to partner with the high-energy, fan-friendly brand of GFW," says Gary Granstaff, vice president at Ridgerock Entertainment Group. "We couldn't think of a better way to debut our movie to the millions of wrestling fans than with the help of Jeff Jarrett, a true wrestling legend and his organization."
For ticket information to the Aug. 21 show, go to: orleansarena.com/event-calendar/global-force-wrestling.