No, he doesn't change his profession. Still he is an actor and because of that he willingly stars in "The King of California." So, it isn't as what you've though before. Michael Douglas won't be the King of California, he surely is an actor.
"The King of California" is a drama comedy to be produced by the Sideways team of Alexander Payne and Michael London. It will begin shooting in February with Michael Cahill on board to direct.
The film tells the story of a young girl whose teenage years are complicated by an eccentric and manic-depressive father who becomes obsessed with his belief that there's buried treasure in the San Fernando Valley.