Schumacher won't go On the Road

By Editors

Originally published on July 17 2002 12:00 AM ET

Joel Schumacher won't be directing a screen version of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, despite previous reports, says columnist Roger Friedman. A deal to make the long-awaited screen version of the Beat Generation classic with the gay director has fallen apart, although actor Billy Crudup says he's still interested in making the movie if the right director can be found.