James Franco Joins the Cast of General Hospital

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James Franco. He sure has come a long way since the days of starring in the comedy series Freaks and Geeks. Not only has he been a major part of the Spider-Man trilogy, but he has also impressed audiences with both his comedic talents in Pineapple Express and his turn opposite Sean Penn in the drama Milk. So what is next for this rising star? Lead in a new comedy perhaps? Or maybe taking part in a new blockbuster franchise? Nah, that’s not it, the next logical step for a rising star is of course to join the cast of a daytime soap opera!

Yes, that’s right, Franco has for some reason pleaded his case to Jill Farren Phelps, the producer of daytime soap General Hospital, as to why he would be a good addition to the regular cast of the show. Not surprisingly, Phelps is ecstatic about signing Franco onto the show, and so he will appear for a two month run, playing a mysterious character who interacts with the entire cast. Franco will first appear on November 20th. “Awesome”. What do you think, is this an interesting and bold move from Franco’s side, or is it a career crushing mistake? Should more movie actors follow Franco and start doing daytime soap operas?