On VOD 2/18 and in theaters March 21. www.McCanick-Movie.com
When narcotics detective Eugene “Mack” McCanick (David Morse) discovers that Simon Weeks (Cory Monteith) has been released from prison, he instigates a brutal manhunt, without permission from the Chief of Police (Ciaran Hinds). The frenzy of paranoia and violence that follows pushes Mack and his partner to the edge of the law. The closer Mack gets to his prey, the closer he gets to a secret from his past - one that only Weeks can expose.
Here’s the official trailer for “McCanick,” a gritty police thriller that stars The Green Mile’s David Morse as a violent cop, but also features one of Cory Monteith’s final performances.
The late “Glee” actor, who tragically died at age 31 of a drug overdose last year in July, co-stars in the film as a drug-addicted street kid who’s been convicted of murder, though his suspicious arrest may have been a part of a police cover-up. So, when he is suddenly released for good behavior, he immediately goes into hiding, which prompts a volatile police detective named McCanick (Morse) to start a personal manhunt fueled by paranoia, and perhaps a burning desire to tie a loose end.
Monteith completed two films before his untimely death: this one and the Canadian dramedy “All the Wrong Reasons,” which, as of yet, only received a small theatrical release in Canada last November.
Directed by Josh C. Waller (Raze) and co-starring Ciaran Hinds, Tracie Thoms and Under the Dome’s Mike Vogel, “McCanick” debuts on iTunes today, February 18, before hitting theaters on March 21. x