There’s been some confusion as to James Franco’s future on ABC’s ‘General Hospital.’ It was recently reported that Franco would return to the soap on September 20.
Not so, says Franco, who is currently in our great state of Michigan filming the prequel to ‘The Wizard of Oz.’
‘I will be back to ‘General Hospital,’ but I’m filming a movie about the ‘Wizard of Oz’ in Detroit right now, I haven’t filmed any new episodes for ‘General Hospital.’ I don’t know if they like think I’m going to fly out on a weekend and shoot something, but I don’t see it fitting into my schedule anytime soon. I’ll go back, but they said like September 20 or something I have no idea what they’re talking about,’ Franco told Access Hollywood at the premiere for his new film, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
The film Franco is referring to ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ is currently filming in the Detroit area. It’s set to be released in 2013. Franco stars in the upcoming ‘Oz’ with Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams. The film’s director, Sam Raimi, is also based in the Detroit area.
‘General Hospital’ airs weekdays at 3pm on Detroit’s local ABC affiliate WXYZ Channel 7.