From stage to screen, Damn Yankees is picking up an all star cast and a modern twist. The film will be a contemporary version of the 1955 musical, but will stick closely to the same story of Joe Boyd, a happily married man who suffers from a lifelong devotion to a losing baseball team. One night, Joe meets the Devil, who convinces him to sell his soul and become Joe Hardy, the all-star slugger the team is desperate for. Boyd can escape the deal, as long as he does it before the World Series — but to keep him tempted, the Devil hires the gorgeous Lola to seduce him.
Jake Gyllenhaal will play Boyd, and Jim Carrey will play the Devil (surprise, surprise). There is currently no one cast as Lola nor does the project have a director. Who's excited?