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James Franco Joining General Hospital

10/01/2009 at 03:45 PM EDT

James Franco Joining General Hospital
James Franco
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The drama-filled town of Port Charles is going to be hosting a movie star soon. And not the kind of make-believe movie star who is secretly the long-lost brother of the woman who was abducted by aliens before awakening from a coma with amnesia – we're talking a real movie star.

That's right: James Franco is joining the cast of General Hospital for two months.

Franco, 31, will be playing a mysterious new character who will torment romantically challenged mobster Jason Morgan starting Nov. 20.

According to SoapNet, it was Franco who approached the makers of the soap opera about joining the show.

"We are thrilled to announce that James Franco will play an integral part in a lengthy run on General Hospital this fall," executive producer Jill Farren Phelps told SoapNet. "It's an honor that an actor of James' caliber would choose to spend some of his valuable time in Port Charles."

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