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"Damn Yankees" finds a director
09 Feb 2010    

By Nicola West (Editor/Writer (UK))

Nearly a year ago we reported that Jim Carrey was attached to the New Line film version of the musical "Damn Yankees" and now he's been joined by 'director Todd Graff and Jake Gyllenhaal.

The musical is being produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the duo behind New Line's musical "Hairspray" and Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel are set to write the script.


Damn Yankees


"Damn Yankees," which bowed 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 Jim to play the devil, and Gyllenhaal to play Boyd. It's the first musical for each.

-- Source: Deadline | Hollywood. With thanks to cotton. Click to comment this article.

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