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James Franco joining ‘General Hospital’

Will play mystery man in a soap story arc that should run two months.

James Franco will guest star on ABC’s "General Hospital" for a lengthy story arc in the fall.

The "Pineapple Express" and "Spider-Man" actor will play a mystery person who comes to the soap opera’s town of Port Charles. The recurring role will begin Nov. 20 — to coincide with November sweeps — and will last about two months.

Read the Variety report.