As the world remains in shock over Cory’s tragic death, a new clip from his final acting job has surfaced.
While he hadn’t filmed any new scenes for the upcoming fifth season of Glee before his untimely death, Cory Monteith had completed his final film McCanick, giving fans one last chance to see Cory doing what he loved most: act.
Cory Monteith In ‘McCanick’
In his upcoming final film, Cory plays Simon Weeks, a drug-addicted street hustler who has Eugene “Mack” McCanick (David Morse), a detective, following his tracks. This role is quite the opposite from his gentle, big-brother character Finn on Glee.
The clip shows McCanick talking to Cory’s character Simon, who is looking rough with disheveled long hair and a hoodie, about his ongoing investigation. McCanick feels sorry for Simon and offers to buy him breakfast.
Josh C. Waller, the director of McCanick, talked to Yahoo! Movies about Cory in his last acting role.
In my mind, I was envisioning a teeny little drug guy [for Weeks], but Cory Monteith is this tall, strapping man. But when I met with him, he wanted to do it so badly. He was very vocal about his past, and said he wanted to tap into things from his youth that he hadn’t been able to use as an actor yet.
This film role obviously touched on personal issues Cory had in the past. The actor checked into a rehab facility for substance abuse a few months before his death. Waller also told Yahoo! Movies that, “He didn’t say it was a cathartic experience, but you could sense it.”
The news of Cory’s death is still so shocking. Our thoughts continue to be with his family and friends. The film does not have a release date yet but hopefully the film will be released to show off Cory’s performance.
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WATCH: Cory Monteith In His Final Film ‘McCanick’
— Avery Thompson