Cory Monteith's last film, "McCanick", will join this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) lineup, organizers announced Tuesday.
The "Glee" actor will also star in"All The Wrong Reasons", also premiering at TIFF.
In "McCanick", Monteith plays a drug addict who is sent to jail for murder. David Morse plays the cop who chases him down after he is paroled.
The publicity photo for "McCanick" shows a scruffy, long-haired Monteith, one very different than audiences are used to seeing on "Glee".
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, director Josh C. Waller said he was hesitant to cast Monteith in the role, 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.”
Monteith died July 13 in a Vancouver hotel room of an alcohol and heroin overdose.
In "All The Wrong Reasons", Monteith plays a manager at a big box store who deals with his marriage falling apart after his wife witnesses a tragic event.
TIFF organizers added 75 new films to the festival's lineup Tuesday, including "The Armstrong Lie", a documentary about cyclist Lance Armstrong, and James Franco's directorial debut, "Child of God".
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