NEW YORK — Marking yet another high-profile move by a major actor, Michael Douglas has been signed by William Morris. He had been repped by CAA.
Douglas, who recently completed starring for director Curtis Hanson in “Wonder Boys,” was signed by the WMA tandem of president/co-chief operating officer Jim Wiatt and worldwide motion pictures head Dave Wirtschafter.
Douglas, who won an Oscar starring in Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street” in 1988, has also been a prolific producer since winning the Best Picture Oscar in 1976 for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” His recent producing credits include “The Rainmaker” and “Face/Off,” and under his Furthur Films banner, he produced “One Night at McCools,” which stars Liv Tyler, John Goodman and Matt Dillon. Douglas is also producing an adaptation of the Tom Wolfe bestseller “A Man in Full” as a miniseries for NBC.
The Douglas signing continues the recent migration of movie stars from agencies, with WMA on the receiving end quite often. The agency is rumored to be a possible landing place for George Freeman, the ten-percenter who just left ICM and reps such clients as “The Insider” star Russell Crowe, Douglas’ fiancee Catherine Zeta-Jones and others.