Movie Star James Franco Checks Into ‘The Mindy Project’ Season 2

Paging James Franco– it seems the multi-talented actor can’t stay out of fictional hospitals. First he set up camp at ABC’s General Hospital and now Fox has announced via Facebook, that Franco will be checking into The Mindy Project this fall for a two-episode arc that finds him subbing in for Mindy Kaling’s Dr. Lahiri.

Franco will play Dr. Leotard, who takes Mindy’s place at Shulman & Associates while she’s in Haiti. Dr. Leotard is a former model described as “charismatic and popular.” He switched careers after a pregnant woman saved him when he fell off the runway during fashion week. Since then he has devoted his life to medicine and caring for pregnant women.

In addition to General Hospital, Franco’s extensive body of work includes 127 Hours, Oz the Great and Powerful, This is the End, Freaks & Geeks and a memorable guest stint on 30 Rock.

What do you think Mindy Project fans: will Mindy be jealous of Dr. Leotard’s popularity? Sound off below.

The Mindy Project season two premieres Tuesday, September 17th at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.