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McCanick to premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

21/08/2013

A cop-on-the-edge drama with a bold twist, McCanick, starring David Morse (The Crossing Guard, 16 Blocks) premieres next month at the Toronto Film Festival. Directed by Josh C. Waller on real locations in Philadelphia, the film evokes comparisons to edgy crime dramas from the '70s with its finely drawn characterisations, street chases and urban twilight imagery. It will also be known as the penultimate movie appearance of Glee star Cory Monteith who was tragically found dead in his Vancouver hotel room July 13. Glee will also air a tribute to Monteith in September when he will be written out.

"When I met with him he wanted to do it so badly," Waller told The Daily News. "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 an actor yet."

McCanick follows the hardened detective Eugene "Mack" McCanick over the course of a long day when he becomes aware that Simon Weeks (Monteith) a teen he helped put away is back on the streets. It also features Ciaran Hinds (There Will Be Blood) and Mike Vogel (Bates Motel). The film's debut will be September 9.

McCanick will be available on DVD and Blu-ray October 23.

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