James Franco seems to be doing so many different projects, from art gallery movie director to recently appointed Wizard of Oz, that it was only a matter of time before the Francoverse started collapsing in on itself. Evidence:
In this clip from “General Hospital,” which Franco has a recurring character on because he needs to fill the occasional bits of free time in his schedule, his murdering “The Franco” is going to a black tie affair. Could it be…”The Academy Awards?” That sly reference to his role in 127 Hours makes me think “perhaps.” They even worked in his self-portraits and compulsive multi-tasking.
Oh man, does this mean his role as a scientist in Rise of the Apes will somehow tie into Akira? I’m hoping that’s a “yes” too. For now, though, it looks like “General Hospital” is the nexus point between Franco universes. (The Playlist)