Cory Monteith: Final Role Is Dark And IntenseBy: Emily Greene - March 18, 2014
With Tuesday night’s 100th episode of Glee, fans once again remembered their favorite – Cory Monteith.
Monteith left this world too soon only eight months ago, and since then fans have only been able to remember the actor through special episodes of Glee, most notably the episode titled “The Quarterback.”
Now fans of Monteith will get to see his final performance as drug addict Simon Weeks in McCanick.
According to director Josh C. Waller, this role and the experience of portraying this character was “cathartic” for Monteith. “He didn’t say it was a cathartic experience, but you could sense it. In my mind, I was envisioning a teeny little drug guy, 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,” said Waller.
In the film, Monteith’s drug-addicted Weeks is “a street hustler who is sent to prison for seven years on murder charges.” After Weeks is paroled, “the detective who put him behind bars goes on a mission to hunt him down.” David Morse plays Detective McCanick who is hellbent on finding Weeks.
You can see a sneak peek of the film obtained by E! News in the video below.
As sad as it is that we will never see Monteith act again, Waller believes people should see the movie because that is what Monteith deserves, “I want people to see the movie, because Cory deserves that. People would ultimately see that he had a lot more to offer artistically, and it’s a shame that this happened because now he can’t explore that.”
Fans continue to miss Monteith.
McCanick hits theaters this Friday, March 21.
Image via YouTube.