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TORONTO – Get ready for a somber Gleek pilgrimage to the Toronto International Film Festival.
The September event has programmed one of the last films Cory Monteith acted in, Canadian director Gia Milani’s All the Wrong Reasons, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The booking comes in the wake of the Glee star’s tragic death July 13 in Vancouver.
The ensemble drama, which also stars Emily Hampshire and Kevin Zegers, sees Monteith playing James Asher, a store manager whose wife (Karine Vanasse) is suffering from PSTD. Zegers plays a firefighter and Hampshire a store clerk in the indie about four lives intersecting in a big-box department store.
All The Wrong Reasons, shot in the summer of 2012 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, gave the Glee star a chance to show off another side of his good-guy persona.
Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room. The local coroner concluded he died due to an alcohol and heroin overdose.
Pacific Northwest Pictures will release the film in Canada, and Myriad Pictures is handling international sales.
The Canadian theatrical release is set for this year, followed by a domestic pay TV run on The Movie Network and Movie Central in 2014. The film will likely play in festivals in the fall after a TIFF launch.
All the Wrong Reasons was produced by Phyllis Laing, Tony Whalen and Milani. Myriad president Kirk D’Amico and Pacific Northwest Pictures’ Emily Alden executive produced. Shore Road Pictures and Buffalo Gal Pictures produced the film.
Monteith’s final film appearance will be in McCanick, a gritty drama in which he played a criminal.
In other Toronto programming news, Realscreen is reporting TIFF has given festival berths to Errol Morris‘ upcoming Donald Rumsfeld documentary, The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld, and Alex Gibney‘s Lance Armstrong: The Road Back.
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