'Glee' Star Cory Monteith Booked For 'McCanick'

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Will Cory Monteith sing for a pair of narcotics detectives? We'll have to wait and see.

The "Glee" star is going to get to play the bad guy as he's been booked for the old-school cop thriller, "McCanick," according to Variety.

"McCanick" stars David Morse as Eugene 'Mack' McCanick, a narc who gets caught up in a web of paranoia and violence after a young criminal (Monteith) is released from prison. Over the course of a day, McCanick and his partner (Brandon Routh) track down the ex-con, who holds the key to something dark and nasty from McCanick's past.

The film is being described as a throwback to the gritty cop thrillers of the '70s such as "Dirty Harry" and "The French Connection" as it tells its mythic character-driven tale of revenge and obsession.

First of all, this sounds awesome. Second of all, bonus points for casting Finn Hudson from "Glee" as the villain. We can't quite picture it, and that makes it all the more enticing. And it's also nice to see "Superman Returns" star Brandon Routh doing something that isn't "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night."

Cory Monteith looks to be setting the groundwork for a big-screen career after he eventually ends his run on "Glee" (hey, he can't play a high school and/or college student forever). He's currently filming "All the Wrong Reasons," a "Crash"-ish ensemble drama co-starring Kevin Zegers, Adam Brody and Sarah Gadon.

Production on "McCanick" will commence later this fall under the direction of Josh C. Waller, whose "Hostel"-like horror film, "Raze," is currently in post-production.