The 34-year-old will be writing the column Francofile, for Playboy, beginning with the July/August double issue, reported New York Post.
For the first of his six contributions, he filed a Q&A with Marina Abramovic, "the grandmother of performance art," talking about "space, energy and magic".
In addition to acting and his numerous other pursuits, Franco regularly blogs for the Huffington Post.
Franco will also get back to his main line of work in fellow hipster Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" with Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez.
R&B star Rihanna and rapper Drake are leading the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) nominations with five nods each.