James Franco will reprise his murderous role in "General Hospital" for a "longterm" storyline set to air later this year.
The Academy Award nominee shocked industry insiders when he first appeared on the longrunning soap back in 2009 as a serial killer, aptly named Robert ';Franco' Frank.
His return comes when his character's gay crush Jason Morgan is set to wed Sam McCall, and bosses have promised viewers they will witness Franco's madcap character's "most twisted plan yet".
The already busy Franco, who mixes his acting with art projects and several university courses, will have an even bigger juggling act on his hands – he will be expected to film General Hospital episodes in Hollywood while jetting to New York to star in a Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth opposite Nicole Kidman.
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