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Maurice Benard stars in 'The Ghost and the Whale'

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Maurice Benard(GH-Sonny Corinthos) is tackling bipolar disorder in his new role. Benard will star in the indie film, The Ghost and The Whale. The executive producer is his wife, Paula Benard.

THE GHOST AND THE WHALE is the story of Joseph Hawthorne (Maurice Benard), a bi-polar man who goes out to sea with the love of his life Annabel Lee (Madeline Hamer) but returns back to the town of Bodega alone. Joseph is exonerated in his wife's disappearance, but this creates a mystery that tears the town apart.

Journalist Ed Hale (James Gaudioso) travels to Bodega a year later to help Joseph learn what happened to to his wife, but Annabel's brother, Jack (Anthony Gaudioso), wants revenge.

Bipolar disorder is a very close to subject for Benard. Both he and the character he plays, Sonny Corinthos, have bipolar disorder.

Cast:

MAURICE BENARD as Joseph Hawthorne
JAMES GAUDIOSO as Ed Hale
MONICA KEENA as Sweetie
DOMINIC BOGART as Ruddy Lee
KELLEY FLYNN as Dusty Lee
BRYAN MCKINLEY as Mitch
TIMOTHY BRENNEN as Tom
MADELEINE HAMER as Ghost
ANTHONY GAUDIOSO as Jack Lee
JONATHAN PRYCE as The Whale
TIPPI HEDREN in a special cameo appearance
MATT SCHULTE as Dane
ASHLYNN YENNIE as Anne
RON HALE as Father Reinhart

Producers:

Paula Benard

Liz Gaspari

Anthony Gaudioso

James Gaudioso

Matt Russel

David Brady

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