One of Cory Monteith’s last two movies, McCanick, will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 9, the festival announced today.
Director Josh C. Waller previously told EW, “The character he plays is this drug-addicted street hustler, and he was wanting to tap into things from his youth — which he’s been very open about publicly. I think he saw the role as an opportunity for catharsis.”
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.”
In addition to McCanick, Monteith’s other final movie, All the Wrong Reasons, will also premiere at Toronto.