When I was in high school, I was in a production of Damn Yankees. I was a chorus member, but I totally wanted to be Lola, the woman trapped in a deal by the devil who gets to sing the infamous “Whatever Lola Wants” song. But whatever, time has passed, and who cares about stupid HS plays anymore?
Except of course, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jim Carey, the former of whom is trying to ruin my morning by announcing his role in the new film adaptation of this like, century-old musical.
Carey will be playing the singing devil, natch, who makes a Faustian bargain with Gyllenhaal, who will be playing old-timey baseball player Joe Hardy who wants more crack at the big leagues. When asked if he’d be doing his own vocals, Jakey tersely replied, “Of course, I sing. I’ve been singing since I was a little child.”