Toronto: Cory Monteith's 'McCanick' Acquired by Well Go USA

TORONTO -- Well Go USA has acquired all U.S. rights to the Cory Monteith starrer McCanick.

The film, which marks one of the late actor's final performances, was handled by Bleiberg Entertainment. Monteith plays a drug-addicted criminal in the police drama. 

McCanick made its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 9, less than two months after the star died from an accidental overdose on July 13.

Directed by Josh C. Waller from a screenplay by Daniel Noah, the film also stars David Morse, Ciaran Hinds and Mike Vogel. Ehud Bleiberg, Morse and Waller produced, while Nicholas Donnermeyer, Donald Kugelman and Noah served as executive producers.

Plans are for an early 2014 theatrical release.

Taking place over a single day, McCanick follows a narcotics detective whose discovery that a seemingly harmless young criminal has been released from prison triggers a firestorm of paranoia and violence.

Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films repped the filmmakers, with Well Go president Doris Pfardrescher repping Well Go USA.

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