Monteith plays a drug addict who has just gotten out of prison. Upon his release, the character becomes plagued with paranoia.
“The character he plays is this drug-addicted street hustler, and he was wanting to tap into things from his youth — which he’s been very open about publicly. I think he saw the role as an opportunity for catharsis,” director of the film Josh C. Waller previously told Entertainment Weekly.
Monteith’s other final film, “All the Wrong Reasons,” is also set to premiere at TIFF.
“McCanick” will premiere on September 9. See a trailer for the film below.