Hot on the heels of the recent announcement that James Franco will return to "General Hospital" for another run, Variety reports that the "Pineapple Express" and "Spider-Man" alum has signed on to star in the "Planet of the Apes" prequel, "Rise of the Apes."
Franco reportedly beat out a "number of Hollywood's young elite actors for the coveted role" in the prequel, which is said to be an origin story set in present-day San Francisco.
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