Mutiny Pictures Acquires Rights to Maurice Benard’s Drama “Equal Standard”

Maurice Benard has found his equal (standard)

Mutiny Pictures has secured the North American distribution rights to the indie drama Equal Standard, starring the 58-year-old  Salvadorian and Nicaraguan actor and General Hospital star.

Maurice Benard

The film will get a limited theatrical release on May 7, followed by a VOD and DVD bow in July. Law & Order: SVU‘s Ice-T stars alongside Tobias Truvillion, Robert Clohessy and Maurice Benard.

Brendan Kyle Cochrane directed the film, which tells poignant, timely and politically charged stories of police in New York City struggling with race, rank, betrayal and loss.

The film is inspired by the personal life experience of Taheim Bryan, who wrote the screenplay and will make his acting debut. Bryan and Ice-T also produced the film with Treach and Rob Simmons.

LevelFilm is partnering with Mutiny to handle the Canadian release.