Even though Cory Monteith is gone, his passion for acting lives on in ‘McCanick,’ a film he starred in before his tragic death.
After losing the 31-year-old actor to a mix of heroin and alcohol overdose just last month, the movie seems to hit closer to home than anyone could have ever imagined. Monteith portrayed Simon Weeks, a drug addicted criminal who was released from prison after a murder.
Director Josh C. Waller said Cory felt the need to take a trip down memory lane as he prepped for the role of an addict. “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,” he told the L.A. Times.
The film is set to make its debut in Sept. at the Toronto Film Festival. As for his infamous role as Finn Hudson in Glee, episode three will be a tribute to him and his unfortunate passing which will be aired in Oct. “The third episode will write Finn out of the show,” FOX chief Kevin Reilly unveiled. “That episode will deal directly with the incidents involved with Cory’s passing and the drug abuse in particular.”