Friday, February 27, 2009

Carrey and Gyllenhaal Team for DAMN YANKEES


"New Line Cinema has attached both Jim Carrey and Jake Gyllenhaal to star in a contemporized feature adaptation of the classic musical Damn Yankees. Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel are set to write the script.

"Damn Yankees," which premiered on Broadway in 1955 and won seven Tony Awards, focuses on Joe Boyd, a happily married middle-aged man whose devotion to a hapless pro baseball team prompts him to make a Faustian bargain with the devil to help the team. He's transformed into slugger Joe Hardy, in exchange for Boyd's soul. Boyd can break the deal, but the deadline occurs during the World Series. For good measure, the devil engages Lola, a gorgeous lost soul, to seduce the slugger and seal his fate.

The plan is for Carrey to play the devil, and Gyllenhaal to play Boyd. It's the first musical for each."

Jim Carrey as the Devil?! Jake Gyllenhaal as a baseball slugger?! IN A MUSICAL?! THIS IS SO CRAZY IT JUST MIGHT WORK!!

Won't it, Hugh Jackman?

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