We still can’t really believe it. Any time I come across a news article or someone mentioning the passing of Glee star Cory Monteith, my brain just refuses to accept it. We’re absolutely heartbroken for his loved ones.
Prior to his passing, Cory was set to star in the upcoming film “McCanick.” Director Josh C. Waller has released a clip from Cory’s final film to Yahoo.
In the upcoming crime drama “McCanick,” Monteith plays Simon Weeks, a violent and drug-addicted street hustler, opposite David Morse (“Treme,” “Drive Angry”) as Eugene “Mack” McCanick — a detective on his trail.
You can view and watch the clip here:
Warning: The clip may be difficult for fans to watch.
“In my mind, I was envisioning a teeny little drug guy [for Weeks], but Cory Monteith is this tall, strapping man,” Waller said Sunday after news had spread of Monteith’s untimely death. “But when I met with him, he wanted to do it so badly,” he said of the actor who had publicly admitted to having his own problems with substance abuse. “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.”
Monteith’s early struggles with drug addiction informed his performance, but he was still fighting his demons in recent months. Waller said the last time he saw Monteith was when he showed the actor a rough cut of “McCanick,” not long after Cory was released from a rehab facility. According to Waller, Monteith looked fit, and while he shied away from specifics, he admitted that he’d been through a period that was “kind of rough” but life was “looking good now.”