Actors Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini star in the latest short film for Johnnie Walker Blue, the premium Scotch whiskey. Entitled ‘The Gentleman’s Wager,’ the video was directed by Jake Scott, the son of Ridley Scott, and tells the story of a wager between two men which results in a rare experience as part of their quest for personal progress.
Written by Mike Byrne and Dave Douglas, the six-minute film revolves around Law’s character wanting to win a rare 1928 luxury yacht by learning an elaborately choreographed dance.
“The film is about improvement and progress and this is something I try to do in my work and my everyday life,” Law told Pursuitist.
“I had to learn new skills shooting this film and that combined with the places we visited and shot in, alongside working with Jake and with Giancarlo, made it a truly rare experience.”
The film was shot in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean and London respectively and sees Law in the role of a man who, despite having it all, uses a wager as an excuse to challenge himself and strive for something he wants, but can’t buy.