Damn Yankees Musical Moving Forward

Todd Graff (“Bandslam,” “Camp”) has been selected to direct the film adaptation of 1955 stage musical “Damn Yankees” reports Deadline Hollywood.

The story is a Faustian tale of a baseball fan who makes a pact with the Devil to become a star player who helps his team win the world series. Jake Gyllenhaal will play the fan while Jim Carrey is the Devil.

Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel penned the script’s first draft which Graff will re-write. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (“Hairspray”) will produce.