James Franco is a noted multitasker, but this fall the Oscar-nominated actor will appear both on
which films in Los Angeles, and on Broadway in the revival of
Sweet Bird of Youth,
Franco will return to the ABC daytime drama for what's being referred to as a "long-term" story arc, in which he'll again play Robert "Franco" Frank, a performance artist and serial killer who has a crush on a hit man played by Steve Burton. The long-running soap tapes in Los Angeles, but according to
during his past three appearances on
the actor has shot several weeks' worth of the series in just a couple of days. The magazine also adds that the character's upcoming story line involves his "most twisted plan yet."
Franco is also scheduled to make his legit stage debut this fall opposite Nicole Kidman in a production of the Tennessee Williams classic, playing gigolo Chance Wayne, a character originated by Paul Newman in 1959. The opening date for the revival hasn't yet been announced, but rehearsals are expected to begin early this fall.
In addition to his well-documented educational pursuits, Franco also has multiple film projects in the works that include directing and costarring in the
of late gay actor Sal Mineo and starring in the Sam Raimi-helmed fantasy
Oz: The Great and Powerful.
Turn It Up,
recorded with performance artist Kalup Linzy, was released earlier this month.