Douglas takes a ‘Ride’ with APG and Canal

Thesp attached to film version of legiter

Artists Production Group and StudioCanal, in partnership with Michael Douglas, will develop a film adaptation of Arthur Miller’s play “The Ride Down Mount Morgan.” Douglas is attached to co-star.

A deal is pending for Milos Forman to develop the project with an eye toward directing.

Marcy Drogin, senior VP of production at Douglas’s Furthur Films, will co-produce “Mount Morgan,” which they brought to APG’s prexy of production, Cathy Schulman. Schulman and StudioCanal will oversee development.

A satire on the state of marriage by Miller, “Mount Morgan” premiered in 1991 in London. It later played at the New York Public Theater before moving to Broadway, where Patrick Stewart starred in 1998. It received a Tony nom for best play in 2000.

APG’s first release, Ed Burns’ “Sidewalks of New York,” will be released by Paramount Classics in September. Due for release in the coming months is Brian Burns’ “You Stupid Man.” The company also has Michael Crichton’s “Timeline” in pre-production at Paramount Pictures, with Richard Donner directing.

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