Before his sudden death earlier in July, the late 'Glee' star Cory Monteith had finished two movies, McCanick and All the Wrong Reasons. Both movies are scheduled to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September.
Monteith plays Simon Weeks in McCanick, a drug-addicted criminal who was just released from jail.
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McCanick, directed by Josh C. Waller, is the final film made by the 31-year-old Monteith, who died of a drug overdose in July in a Vancouver hotel room.
Waller tells People that Monteith knew he could play the character because of his troubled past.
In their meeting for the movie that was shot last September. Monteith told the director, 'I can do this character. I know this character. I was this character. I have lived elements of this.' He said, 'I was a troubled youth.
The plot centers on narcotics detective Eugene “Mack” McCanick (David Morse, 16 Blocks,The Green Mile) who discovers a seemingly harmless young criminal, Simon Weeks (Monteith) has been released from prison. This triggers “a firestorm of paranoia and violence.
Unbeknownst to the chief of police (Ciaran Hinds, There Will Be Blood), Mack and his partner, Floyd (Mike Vogel, Under the Dome,) mercilessly hunt down Weeks for unknown reasons over the course of one long, hot day. The closer Mack gets to his prey, the more we understand that his frenzy stems from a truth from the past, which only Weeks can expose.”