Monday, March 2, 2009

Gyllenhall and Carrey -- Jake and Jim, together again for the first time!

Here it is, right from the horse's mouth -- or at least right out of the pages of Variety (so you can believe it when I tell you that two of the hottest gay stars who aren't actually gay -- or at least won't 'fess up about it -- are paired ... together again for the first time ... in A MUSICAL:

Carrey, Gyllenhaal do 'Yankees'

Yip yip yip yip --

Seriously. Now, Damned Yankees is a peach of a project to begin with: there's this really, really nice guy, Boyd (married, but I don't recall him having kids. Anyone??) who's in love ... with a baseball team. Not the GUYS on the team, y'understand, but the team itself. And they only know how to do one thing: lose. So this really nice guy makes a pact with the devil hisself ... to transform himself into Slugger Joe, who's going to save the team, get them to the World Series, an' all. Things get complex when the contract's deadline comes up smack in the middle of said World Series (which is actually a misnomer because nobody else in the world plays in it, only the USA). And Old Nick plays the trump card: he reincarnates a femme fatal by the name of Lola to go "up there" on his business, seduce the Boyd (aka Slugger) and make sure the pact is forever. Add songs and dances, and you've got it.

Now, Jake Gyllenhaal is going to play Boyd ... okay; he's rather young for the part. Boyd was supposed to be maybe 15 or 20 years older. And Jim Carrey (what a surprise!) is going to play the Lord of Darkness who knows exactly how to seduce Boyd --

And I'm not going to say another word about that. Except --

Who's playing Lola?!

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