Carrey and Gyllenhaal Set for ‘Damn Yankees’

Jim Carrey and Jake Gyllenhaal are teaming up for a big-screen version of Broadway’s baseball musical Damn Yankees.

Stage star-turned-filmmaker Todd Graff is set to direct the movie, which will be produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron — the men behind Oscar-winning film Chicago.

Graff will adapt Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel‘s screenplay.

Damn Yankees opened on Broadway in 1955 and ran for well over 1,000 performances.

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by WENN

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