Sadly this is a post mortem acting career update, on the handsome young actor who shot to fame on the hit TV series Glee former co-star Corey Monteith. Once saying that his drug addiction struggles were so fierce that he was lucky to be alive, was found dead in a hotel room, July 12, 2013. In his room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on Vancouver's waterfront .
Luckily Corey left his fan's a film legacy, a year ago on July 17 2012, the late actor began filming "All the Wrong Reasons", an indie ensemble pic in which he plays the manager of a Walmart type department store. His reason "Glee" may have made Cory Monteith a star, but he didn't only want to be known as the 30 year old guy who still plays teen, Finn.
This part gave Corey a bit of a deviation from his typical role, according to the film's producer, describing it as a serious topic and it's a bit darker of a character. Who's character is helping his wife move on after witnessing a traumatic family ordeal.
Gia Milani director of "All the Wrong Reasons", remembers Monteith as an actor and a friend, a regular salt of the earth, type of person. Corey above all was perfect for the part because he had a pryor experience being a store manager,because he worked at Walmart when he was a teen. That's why he was excited to be able to play a really complex character, and someone his age, which he hadn’t done in a long time.
Fortunately Cory saw the film a few weeks pryor to his untimely death. Saying he loved how it was layered it was and he thought it was intense. He always loved playing Finn, feeling extremely blessed to have been cast in Glee, but like any actor, he wanted to play other roles too. To simply prove to himself that he could do more demanding roles. Director Gia Milani commented his sudden death was a shock, back during the screening, he looked super fit, had a lot of energy, he seemed to be doing so well.
In "All the Wrong Reasons", Corey plays a store manager named James whose wife is suffering from PTSD. James struggles with troubles in his marriage while balancing life at work. All the time he's not sure Kate, his wife is going to recover. He's missing intimacy, so James has an affair with Nicole, another employee, who is holding onto what's left of her youth. Meanwhile he aids Kate to re-evaluates how she copes with her trauma.
Cory totally delivers, especialty in one particular scene, there was a bit of a heated discussion with his wife and it's just unbelievable how powerful it is. He really embraces the role and he completely knocked everybody's socks off with his portrayal. A couple of actors in particular on the set said that once they worked with him, "He was an inspiration and that they were inspired to keep going with acting because of what Cory talked to them about''.
Shortly after that later in the fall of 2012, Cory Monteith's filmed what would sadly be his final dramatic role, one that paralleled his real life battle with substance abuse playing a drug addict in "McCanick". An edgy character providing a purification of the emotions for the actor, in this drama, and according to director Josh C. Waller. The filmmaker recalled that Corey was very vocal about his past, and said he wanted to tap into things from his youth that he hadn't been
able to use as an actor yet, that you could sense in his intensity and power.
Both "All the Wrong Reasons" and "McCanick" premieres at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 8 & 9 2013, and in limited U.S theatrical release later this fall.