Jennifer Love Hewitt Bedeviled

The devil’s got a new name, and her name is Jennifer Love Hewitt.

The Hollywood Reporter says that the “Party of Five” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer” actress will play the titular role of the devil in “The Devil and Daniel Webster,” which is said to be a contemporary retelling of the classic tale. The film also stars Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin.

In the film, Hewitt‘s devil will go head to head with Hopkins‘ character in a battle for the soul of a writer played by Baldwin.

The project will begin production Jan. 15.

‘SEA’ BOUND: “Whatever It Takes” heartthrob James Franco will play the son of Robert De Niro in the thriller “City by the Sea,” the Reporter says. The story is about a police officer (De Niro) who discovers that his son is a killer.

MO’ FRANCO: In other James Franco-as-a-son news today: The Reporter also tells us that the young lad might play the son — that’s right, the son — of the Green Goblin character in the “Spider-Man” flick.

BULLOCK FINDS HER MAN: “Single White Female” director Barbet Schroeder might helm the tentatively titled “Untitled Tony Gayton Project,” a thriller starring Sandra Bullock, Daily Variety reports. Bullock will play a FBI upstart whose first case involves a series of murders committed by two gifted high school students.