Jim Carrey and Jake Gyllenhaal
02/27/2009 at 11:00 AM EST
Jim Carrey already knows what it's like to play God – so now he's getting ready to play the Devil himself.
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.