The musical — which was produced for the first time in 1955 — centers on Joe Boyd, a married man "whose devotion to a hapless pro baseball team prompts him to make a Faustian bargain with the devil to help the team." Varitey continues:
He's transformed into slugger Joe Hardy, in exchange for Boyd's soul. Boyd can break the deal, but the deadline occurs during the World Series. For good measure, the devil engages Lola, a gorgeous lost soul, to seduce the slugger and seal his fate.
Gyllenhaal will play Boyd, while Carrey's the devil. It's the first time either of them has done a big-screen musical, though Gyllenhaal's showed us his singing chops on SNL before and Carrey had that whole Cuban Pete number in The Mask".
The original "Damn Yankees! - Trailer (1958):
Film adaptation of the George Abbott Broadway musical about a Washington Senators fan who makes a pact with the Devil to help his baseball team win the league pennant.
Not only Jake has proved his singing skills, he is a pretty consumated dancer too, see examples of his rhythmically hot dancing, hoofing it:
Jake and Anna Paquin dancing in a scene from the play "This is our youth".Jake dancing with Ellen Pompeo in "Moonlight Mile".Jake dancing with Anne Hathaway in "Brokeback Mountain".
"Lord of dance impression" from Jake Gyllenhaal in "Donnie Darko" DVD:
Jake's Santa Dance in "Jarhead":
After an infructuous omelette cooking, James Franco and Kirsten Dunst decided to dance a twist - "The Twist" by Chubby Checker, in "Spiderman 3":
Emile Hirsch dancing while Elisha Cuthbert stands behind his looking embarrased in the trippy scene from "The girl next door":