“General Hospital” and Maurice Benard fans will soon get to see the actor who plays mobster Sonny Corinthos in a new role. According to Soaps In Depth on March 28, the official trailer for Benard’s upcoming film, “The Ghost And The Whale” has finally been released.
In the movie Benard plays Joseph Hawthorne, a bi-polar man who went off to sea with the love of his life played by actress Madeleine Hamer. His return back to the sleepy town of Bodega after the disappearance of his wife creates mystery among the small town and his wife’s bloodthirsty family even after Hawthorne is exonerated for the disappearance.
A year later a journalist arrives in the town to cover Hawthorne’s mysterious and untold story unfolding drama in the town and in the life of Hawthorne and those who surround him.
Like his character on “General Hospital”, Benard will tackle the emotions associated with battling mental illness, which is something he also battles in his personal life. There is no set release date of the movie, but another former “General Hospital” star appears in the movie. Ron Hale, who played Sonny’s father on “GH” also plays a role in the movie.
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