Eric Roberts Joins Cast of 'The Young and the Restless'

Julia Roberts' brother is relocating to Genoa City next month to play an attorney on Y&R

Big Hollywood stars joining daytime soaps is all the rage lately, as James Franco recently returned to his serial-killer ways on ABC's General Hospital and David Hasselhoff reprised his role of Snapper on CBS' The Young and the Restless for a short story arc. Now, Eric Roberts is also heading to Y&R to log a little time in Genoa City.

The versatile actor, who got his start in the business with a role on NBC's Another World in the ’70s, begins filming this week for his July 12 debut as an attorney for the Y&R character Adam (Michael Muhney), who escaped from prison and then faked his own death. Roberts' arc will air through August.

If you miss Roberts' soap gig, you can catch him on the big screen this summer, as he'll be starring opposite Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham in The Expendables, a new action flick about a band of mercenaries who attempt to overthrow a Latin American dictator. The Expendables hits theaters August 13.

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