The final trailer for Cory Monteith’s last film, McCanick, has been released barely a month after his death.

In McCanick, the last project Monteith worked on before he died of a drug overdose in July, Monteith stars as Simon Weeks, a drug addict who is released from prison only to be hunted down by McCanick (David Morse), a cop with a dangerous secret and ties to Weeks’ past. The film also stars Mike Vogel, Rachel Nichols, and Tracie Thoms.

McCanick director Josh C. Waller spoke about Monteith’s role in the film in July, saying that Monteith was not afraid to pour some of his own experiences as an addict into the role of Weeks.

“He 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,” Waller told the Los Angeles Times.

Waller also said that Monteith was excited to showcase a darker side of himself with the role in an effort to steer away from being typecast as a loveable jock when he inevitably left his career-making role of Finn Hudson on Glee.

“I want people to see the movie, because Cory deserves that. People would ultimately see that he had a lot more to offer artistically, and it’s a shame that this happened because now he can’t explore that,” Waller said.

Before his death, Monteith filmed roles in two films: McCanick and All the Wrong Reasons. Both are set to premiere this September at the Toronto Film Festival in Monteith’s native Canada.

While promoting Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, All the Wrong Reasons co-star Kevin Zegers spoke about Monteith, calling him “the nicest man I knew.”

Olivia Truffaut-Wong

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