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GH's Maurice Benard Tackles Bipolar Disorder in The Ghost and The Whale (TRAILER)

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General Hospital's Maurice Benard is once again tackling bipolar disorder in his latest project. Benard stars the independent film, The Ghost and The Whale, which is executive produced by his wife, Paula.

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Benard plays Jospeh Hawthorne, a mentally ill man who goes out to sea with the love of his life, Annabel Lee (Badeline Hamer), only to return to the town of Bodega alone. Even though Joseph is cleared of any wrongdoing in his wife's disappearance, the town and Annabel's family are torn apart.

A year later, journalist Ed Hale (James Gaudioso) travels to Bodega to help Joseph learn what  happened to Annabel. Meanwhile, Joseph's brother-in-law, Jack (Anthony Gaudioso), wants revenge.

GH fans are aware bipolar disorder hits close to home for Benard. Both the actor and his alter ego Sonny Corinthos have bipolar disorder. Watch the trailer for The Ghost and The Whale below.