It’s about to get sudsy. Fresh off of nominated turns as a lovable stoner (“Pineapple Express” and a lovable activist (“Milk”), James Franco has decided to join the popular soap opera “General Hospital.” The details from Variety are scarce but it has been confirmed that Franco will play a mysterious person who enters Port Charles, the primary setting for “General Hospital.” The man’s intentions, of course, are unclear but the same cannot be said for the show’s producers–Franco’s two month story arc begins during November 20, coinciding with November sweeps.
“GH,” as the fans call it, is no stranger to big time stars. In the old days, the show had guest stars like Milton Berle, Sammy Davis Jr. and even Leonard Nimoy. More recently, however, the biggest draw has been Billy Dee Williams. That said, I am happy to see Franco restoring honor to the title of GH Guest Star. I have a feeling my mother is going to enjoy his two months.