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James Franco headed back to 'General Hospital': Jason is sooooo pissed

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Steve-Burton-james-francoImage Credit: Ron Tom/ABCPlenty of folks wondered if James Franco had completely lost his marbles when he joined General Hospital for two months last winter as Franco, “an artist whose canvas is murder,” as the promos stated. Was it a publicity stunt? A favor to someone? (He has the same manager as GH’s Steve Burton, who plays Jason.) A burning desire to get close to Sonny Corinthos any way he could? Franco insisted that a soap opera was just another challenge for him as an actor, and from the response his creepy character’s story got from fans, it seems he pulled off this little experiment with flying colors. And it’s certainly no surprise that GH producers are now bringing Franco’s Franco back for another run in Port Charles next month. “Working on General Hospital was a great experience,” Franco says in a press release. ”I love the cast, writers, directors and producers. They have become a new family for me. I can’t wait for the work we will do this summer.”

What can we expect? In true over-the-top daytime-drama fashion, the producers promise “a wild ride of mystery, music, murder, and mayhem.” DUM DUM DUUUUM! And the truth is, Franco does have unfinished business with Jason, having slipped out of town just after that crazy Lulu-Sam bomb scare. GH teases that Jason and Dante will team up against Franco and bring the story to ”a chilling climax” later this summer. So who’s psyched to see Franco torment Jason some more? Did you love Franco’s first run in Port Charles? What do you think of his decision to do daytime drama?

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Originally posted May 18 2010 — 4:09 PM EDT

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