Carrey, Gyllenhaal set for 'Yankees'

Feb. 27, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Jim Carrey and Jake Gyllenhaal have been cast in an updated, big-screen musical version of "Damn Yankees," said.

The screenwriting team of Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel are penning the screenplay for the movie, which is being produced by "Hairspray" producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

In the new version of "Damn Yankees," Carrey would play the Devil with whom Joe Boyd, a middle-aged baseball fan, makes a dangerous deal to see his favorite team do well. The Devil helps the guy out by transforming him into star player Joe Hardy for the price of his soul, said. Gyllenhaal would play Hardy.

The project marks the first musical for both Carrey and Gyllenhaal.

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