Franco Joining Cast of General Hospital
Actor asked for, got part on long-running soap
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2009 5:05 PM CDT
James Franco and Julia Roberts film a scene on the set of "Eat, Pray, Love" in New York, Monday, Aug. 3, 2009.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

(Newser) – James Franco—yes, that James Franco—is joining the cast of General Hospital in November for at least a few weeks. In fact, Franco—whose movie credits include Pineapple Express, Milk, and all three Spider-Man flicks—asked the soap’s producers for a role, reports Soapnet. They were only too happy to accommodate. No details yet on the role.

“We are thrilled to announce that James Franco will play an integral part in a lengthy run on General Hospital this fall,” says the show's executive producer.

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Oct 2, 2009 12:59 PM CDT
How do you go from a movie like Milk, to wanting to do a daytime soap? Meh, work is work, I guess.
Oct 2, 2009 4:32 AM CDT
Scraping the bottom of the barrel Franco.
Oct 2, 2009 3:09 AM CDT
as my father in law likes to quip @blusky..."I disagree I think you are right" was funny in Pineapple express...diversity will keep him from the bane of typecast