In the trailer for “McCanick,” one of Cory Monteith’s final films, the “Glee” star and David Morse engage in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.
Monteith plays Simon Weeks, a drug-addict and prisoner whose recent release from jail leads a detective, the movie’s title character, to engage in tracking down the young man, who allegedly committed murder in his teens.
The trailer is full of high-stakes drama, and a few clues that Weeks may not actually be the criminal McCanick wants to portray him as. “He’s done bad things. He is not a killer,” McCormick is told at one point. His response? “You don’t know him as well as you think,” he says.
Directed by Josh C. Waller, the film also stars Ciaran Hinds, Mike Vogel, Rachel Nichols, Trevor Morgan, Aaron Yoo and Tracie Thoms. The movie is slated to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9. It’s one of two projects on the festival’s docket featuring Monteith. His other drama, “All the Wrong Reasons,” will also screen during TIFF.
Monteith died on July 13; it was later determined he died from a mixed drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol. In addition to his final film roles, several tributes have been confirmed to honor the former “Glee” star.