EXCLUSIVE: APA has signed Josh Waller, whose Toronto film McCanick just sold to Well Go USA. Waller is partners in SpectreVision with Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah. McCanick, produced by Bleiberg Entertainment, is the last pic Cory Montieth starred in before his death from a drug overdose. Pic is dark, gritty noir drama that takes place in a day, as a corrupt narcotics detective (David Morse) hunts down a seemingly harmless young criminal (Montieth) who knows a truth about his past. In addition to writing, producing and directing numerous short films, as well as a number of feature and documentaries in various stages of production with his SpectreVision partners, Waller previously directed Raze and is working on a sequel. Waller is also repped by Jairo Alvarado at 3 Arts Entertainment and attorney Rob Symanski.
The cop drama McCanick had its world premiere Monday at Toronto and the indie drama is the final film of Cory Monteith, the Glee star who died in July of a drug overdose. Well Go USA has picked up all U.S. rights (theatrical, non-theatrical, home video, television, digital/electronic) from Bleiberg Entertainment and the plan is to release the pic theatrically next year. Monteith plays Simon Weeks, a drug addicted criminal whose release from prison triggers paranoia and violence in narcotics detective Eugene “Mack” McCanick (David Morse), who has a secret from his past that only Weeks can expose. Ciaran Hinds, Mike Vogel, Rachel Nichols, Trevor Morgan, Aaron Yoo, and Tracie Thoms co-star in the pic directed by Josh C. Waller and written by Daniel Noah. (Check out the trailer here.) The producers were repped in the deal by Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films with company president Doris Pfardrescher repping Well Go USA.
EXCLUSIVE: Cory Monteith‘s McCanick makes its world premiere next month at the Toronto Film Festival in the World Cinema category, where the indie drama will be courting buyers. In his final film Monteith plays Simon Weeks, a drug addicted criminal whose release from prison triggers paranoia and violence in narcotics detective Eugene “Mack” McCanick (David Morse), who has a secret from his past that only Weeks can expose. Ciaran Hinds, Mike Vogel, Rachel Nichols, Trevor Morgan, Aaron Yoo, and Tracie Thoms co-star in the pic directed by Josh C. Waller (Raze) and written by Daniel Noah. Bleiberg Entertainment is repping sales. Glee star Monteith passed away July 13 in Vancouver. McCanick and All The Wrong Reasons, Monteith’s final two non-Glee projects, are both set to debut at the Toronto festival. Watch Deadline’s exclusive trailer for McCanick:
A second Cory Monteith pic will play the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, organizers revealed today while announcing their World Cinema lineup. The late Glee star, who died from a drug overdose last month, plays a drug-addicted criminal who’s released from prison only to be hunted down by a police chief over the course of a day in McCanick. In one of his final roles Monteith stars opposite David Morse, Ciaran Hinds, and Mike Vogel. The film is directed by Josh C. Waller and produced by Waller, Morse, and Ehud Bleiberg. Nicholas Donnermeyer, Donald Kugelman and Daniel Noah are exec producers. McCanick will have its world premiere at the festival September 9; another of Monteith’s last films, Gia Milani’s Canadian entry All The Wrong Reasons, is world-premiering in the fest’s Discovery program.