James Franco launches music career with drag artist

Updated: Jun 09, 2011, 08:50 AM IST

London: Hollywood actor James Franco, who has already tried his hand at film direction, screenwriting and producing, is now set to launch his music career.

The 33-year-old has teamed up with drag artist Kalup Linzy to create new duo Kalup and Franco, reported a website.

The odd couple became friends after the actor invited Linzy to perform on US TV soap `General Hospital` during Franco`s stint on the show.

The `127 Hours` star will release his first EP, `Turn It Up`, next month, and Franco and Linzy plan to release videos featuring celebrity guests to accompany all their songs.