James Franco Returns To General Hospital



Franco-mania commences in the new year. According to

TV Guide's

Michael Logan


James Franco

will reprise his role on

General Hospital

in 2011. The actor will head to Port Charles the day before his hosting duties at the Oscars, Feb 27 and will continue the day after. Franco will stick around


 a bit longer later on in the year. Showrunner

Jill Farren Phelps


When we realized James would be in L.A. for the Oscars and all the other awards shows, we asked if he'd consider coming back and doing a little something for us," Phelps says. "He was happy to do it and requested that we use the appearance to plug his next story. He's also expressed an interest in directing at GH. He's been really, really good to us. Whatever James wants, we'd love to make it happen!"

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