SPIDER-MAN star James Franco is heading back to the small screen to play a villain on U.S. soap General Hospital.
The actor had a brief stint on the long-running daytime show last year (09), and he's returning to the soap in 2010.
He tells People.com, "Working on General Hospital was a great experience. 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."
Franco won't be the only movie star appearing on the show this summer (10) - Sean Young has signed up to join the cast later this month (May10).