Toronto Film Festival Books ‘All the Wrong Reasons’

July 26, 2013 || Written by Kristina in Gallery Update, in memory, Movies || No Comments

The Canadian ensemble drama, one of the late “Glee” star’s final movie performances, will have its world premiere at the fest.

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.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

‘All the Wrong Reasons’ director: ‘I’m going to miss that grin’

July 26, 2013 || Written by Kristina in in memory, Movies || No Comments

Gia Milani directed Cory Monteith in All the Wrong Reasons before his untimely death Saturday. Below, she remembers Monteith as an artist and a friend.

In All the Wrong Reasons, Cory plays James Ascher, an ambitious store manager. His character tries to keep his marriage together and remain supportive while his wife struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder. Of course I knew him well from Glee, but I originally wanted him because of an interview I saw of him on a CBC talk show in Canada. He seemed like the salt of the earth in that interview. Then we spoke on the phone and I knew he was perfect [for the role]; he had all of this knowledge of being a store manager because he worked at Walmart when he was younger. 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.
Cory saw the film a few weeks ago. He said he loved how layered it was and he thought it was intense. He loved Finn and always talked about how blessed he felt to have been cast in Glee, but like any artist, he wanted to play other roles too. I think he wanted to prove to himself he could do more. And he did prove it. When I last saw him at the screening, he looked super fit, had a lot of energy. I think that’s why this is such a tremendous shock. He seemed to be doing so well.

Cory told me, just before his last scene of our film was shot, that he had hidden his Ray-Ban sunglasses somewhere in every shot that he was in, and that he would tell me where they all were during our DVD commentary. I loved the grin he gave me when he told me he’d done it. I am going to miss that grin.

Gia Milani is the writer/director of All the Wrong Reasons, which will begin playing festivals this fall.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

‘Glee’ family gathers to remember Cory Monteith

July 25, 2013 || Written by Kristina in Glee, in memory, Press || 1 Comment »

Glee doesn’t start production on season 5 until next month, but on Thursday, the close-knit cast and crew got together for a private memorial in honor of Cory Monteith, who was found dead July 13 at age 31.

“Today, Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and producers of Glee, along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith,” Fox said in a statement to EW. “We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time.”

Following Monteith’s tragic death, production on the new season was delayed, as was the season premiere, which is now set for Thursday, Sept. 26, a week later than originally scheduled.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

A Reporter Remembers His Revealing Interview on Addiction Struggle

July 25, 2013 || Written by Kristina in in memory, Interview, Press || 1 Comment »


In the spring of 2011, Parade writer Shawna Malcom sat down with Cory Monteith, who wanted to discuss something he had never spoken about in detail before: his struggle with addiction, which started when he was a teenager. Here, Malcom remembers that revealing conversation and the thoughtful, articulate, talented man she met.



Cory Monteith: May 11, 1982 – July 13, 2013

July 25, 2013 || Written by Kristina in in memory, Press, Site || 1 Comment »

Glee star Cory Monteith died of “mixed-drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol,” according to an initial autopsy report conducted by the British Columbia Coroner’s Service.

Monteith was found dead in his 21st-floor hotel room at the upscale Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver on July 13. Hotel staff discovered his body after he missed his noon checkout time. He was 31.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

From all of us here on Cory Monteith Daily, we would just like to say how devastated we are about Cory’s passing. He was an amazing and inspiring person and it has been such an honor to be considered his fans. We plan to keep the site open in his memory and we plan on updating the main site and gallery with small press snipets as well as updates on the 2 movies he had coming out, ‘All the Wrong Reasons’ and ‘McCanick.’ Words can’t even describe how much we miss him but we dedicated ourselves to providing an up to date and reliable fansite dedicated to Cory and we want to do our best to keep providing that. We thank you all so much for your kind words and your patience as we post all the wonderful things that have come out in the last few days. – Kristina, Jenny, and Queen

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