Jim Carrey and Jake Gyllenhaal have signed on to star in a new adaptation of Damn Yankees, with Carrey playing the devil, Mr. Applegate, and Gyllenhaal playing Joe Boyd, the devoted Washington Senators fan who sells his soul to become Joe Hardy, the slugger the Senators need to win the World Series. Yet to be cast: the devil’s handmaiden and song-and-dance sexpot Lola. As in “whatever Lola wants, Lola gets.” And little man, little Lola is who?
You guys, duh: Cast Scarlett Johansson. She’s far and away my first pick, but I could get on board for Beyonce, too. (Other PWHQ folk have suggested Anne Hathaway, but I just don’t get a “devilish seductress” vibe from her. Maybe I’ve seen The Princess Diaries too much.) Evan Rachel Wood definitely rocks a smoky sexuality, but she strikes me as a little too young for the role.
What say you, fair PopWatchers? Who would you sell your soul to see cast as Lola? And how about Meg, Joe’s put-upon wife?
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