*Based on a true story about Chris Whaley, a former professional wrestler (The Saint) turned Baptist Pastor who wrote a novel of the same name, the film The Masked Saint chronicles the life of a man who becomes a masked hero in his neighborhood because of his wrestling skills and the Spiritual struggle he felt doing so.
Brett Granstaff (Vice) stars in the faith based crime/drama as Chris “The Masked Saint” Samuels, Gloden Globe and Tony Award winner/Oscar and Emmy Award nominated Diahann Carroll (Carmen Jones, “Julia,” “Dynasty”) is Miss Edna who offers advice reminding him what his Faith is all about and guidance on how he can use his wrestling skills to raise funds to save his church, and Mykel Jenkins (“Bold and the Beautiful”) is Detective Harper who is investigating the masked vigilante.
“My whole purpose is to find the truth,” said Jenkins about why his acting career roles have mostly been Detectives. “For some reason it’s true to what is inside of me. In my next life I am going to be a Detective…A homicide Detective because death is so permanent…to set out throughout the universe to find people who take that into their hands.”
The Rated PG-13 film is a Freestyle Releasing presentation. The family friendly film is directed by Warren P. Sonoda, produced by Cliff McDowell and written by Scott Crowell and Brett Granstaff. The Masked Saint arrives at theaters January 8, 2016.
On being a vigilante Mykel states, “Men may be wrong. In the end you know the truth and what’s right. There is a truth that’s inside of anyone. I hope people get that…there is nothing right about taking a life.”
Mykel Jenkins’ acting career started when he won a 13 week contract on “General Hospital” (1963) as Office Byron Murphy. The acting roles continued and in 2004 he played a reporter in Mr. 3000. What followed included Officer Chris Ryder on “CSI: Miami” (2007); “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2007); “CSI: New York (2009); “Anonymous” as Artemis (2013 – 2014), and “NCIS: Los Angeles (2015). He starred in the “Bold and the Beautiful” from 2007 – 2013 as Detective Charlie Baller. Jenkins also played in martial arts film Undisputed III (2010).
The Masked Saint also stars Lara Jean Chorostecki, T. J. McGibbon, Roddy Piper, James Preston Rogers, Patrick McKenna, Scott Nichol and Joan Gregson. The P23 Entertainment/Ridgerock Entertainment Group production is executive produced by Gary Granstaff and Joe Sisto. You can learn more information and see the trailer at www.TheMaskedSaint.com.
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