According to published reports, the search for a new Hank has already begun. Hank
, played by Dalton James until he was released from the show
in mid-January of this year, will be taken in a "new direction" according to a Passions spokesperson.
Among the actors said to have auditioned for the role are Frank Grillo (ex-Hart, Guiding Light
) and Brian Gaskill
(ex-Bobby, All My Children
Despite the reports, a spokesperson for the show insists that the recasting process has not yet started.