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Trailer for Cory Monteith's final film cuts close to the bone

Cory Monteith in \"McCanick.\"

Fans of late actor Cory Monteith are likely to be the ones most intrigued by his final film role, as a former convict with a drug problem, in "McCanick." They're also likely to be the ones who find the role hardest to watch.

In the film's just-released trailer, Monteith's Simon Weeks is out of prison, hanging out on the streets and being poked and pursued for reasons as yet unknown by a narcotics detective (played by David Morse). Their relationship has a Jean Valjean/Javert feel to it, though there's clearly some secret Weeks has that Morse's detective either wants to know or wants him to keep silent about.

It looks like a heavy drama, which emphasizes yet again what was lost when Monteith died in July of a heroin and alcohol overdose: Clearly, there was more to him than the song-and-dance man he played on "Glee."

"McCanick" will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.