James Franco: Booked for General Hospital Role

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General Hospital fans, already excited over the return of Jonathan Jackson, now have another reason to look forward to the fall:

Film star James Franco will appear for multiple episodes on the soap opera; his first of three scheduled tape dates is October 30.

Franco will then debut on November 20. Jori Petersen, of ABC Daytime, says the actor's run will last for a few months.

James Franco

“The only thing I can tell you about his character right now is he is playing a mysterious person who comes to Port Charles who will be Jason Morgan’s worst nightmare,” Petersen said.

Franco’s impressive movie resume includes Milk, Pineapple Express and Spider-Man.

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