Jim Carrey to Tackle Satan in Damn Yankees
02/27/2009 AT 12:20 PM EST
The Bruce Almighty star is teaming up with Jake Gyllenhaal for a movie version of the Tony-winning musical, Damn Yankees, according to Playbill.
In the film, which will be a more modern take on the '50s classic, Gyllenhaal will portray Joe Boyd, a Yankees fan so desperate to see his baseball team win that he sells his soul to Satan to help the Bronx Bombers take the pennant.
The role of Lola – the hottie with a heart of gold who helps the Devil seduce Joe – hasn't been cast yet, reports Variety.
Calls to both Carrey and Gyllenhaal's reps have not been returned.