VIDEO: Check Out Jude Law’s Slick Dance Moves

08/07/2014 at 05:24 PM ET

Jude Law Video
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You guys, here’s the deal: There’s a new video out, and Jude Law is dancing in it. We’re talking fancy footwork, kick-ball-change, he’s-so-ready-for-Broadway dancing.

We feel like we really could just end the story here — because, hello, Jude Law is dancing and you need to see right now! — but for journalistic purposes, we’ll tell you some backstory.

The Grand Hotel Budapest actor co-stars with Italian actor Giancarlo Giannini in the short film “The Gentleman’s Wager,” a new ad for Johnnie Walker Blue Label.  (The whiskey company has taken a page from the Chipotle playbook by creating at masterful short that, aside from a few carefully placed bottles and glasses, barely references the product it’s meant to hawk.)

The video opens with Law in a navy blazer over crisp yachting whites, looking every bit the suave millionaire dude we assume he’s supposed to be playing. Confession: He had us from the beginning with his oh-so-dramatic declaration, “I don’t want to buy it with money, I want to win it — with a dance.”

The “it” in Law’s proclamation refers to the pristine 1928 yacht the two men are sitting on, which Giannini replies is “rarer than rare, there’s nothing like it in the world.” As the boat bobs gently in the Caribbean, the two men shake on their bet.

Though we might have come for Law’s suave banter, we stayed for his fancy footwork. In just six minutes, the film twists and turns from the wish-we-were-there British Virgin Islands backdrop to a dark London alley. The show-stopping final performance, which features playful jazz music, a twenties-style dance ensemble and plenty of adorable moves by Law, is well worth a watch.

One thing is certain: Sherlock Holmes will never be the same for us again.

—Lexi Dwyer

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Cris on

Not impressive.

Amy on

Very nice video. Jude…you rock! And your older (hot) partner does, too. Good work.

Anonymous on

I love this for the class it exudes and the banter., not only does Jude rock, but so does Gianni., that is class on that Yacht, and I want to be on it also both gentleman are hot, and the dance scene is perfect they have to make this at least a continuation!

DCR1 on

This has become my new favorite! Jude and Gianni are a perfect example of class in this video, it exudes from every pore in their body. I too want to be on that yacht or in their makeshift club just for the fun of it., however I must admit both gentleman are smoking hot in my eyes and the class dripping from them make them both all the more hotter to the touch! HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Lisa on

When you can watch a video and want to immediately rewind and watch it a second time …… someone has DONE THEIR job impeccability. Smooth moves, smooth jazz ….. and the word ANTICIPATION has now found it’s definition …. kudos the the writer of this bit

Julesy on

Sorry but it doesn’t look the dance moves were at all difficult to do. I think anyone could have done them.

penina on

i like

Amy on

This video is awesome! Jude is sexy (and a good dancer). Gianni is gorgeous and classy. And the setting is spectacular. Please — more stories!!

Marcia on

Lisa’s comments are spot on. Creative talent behind this ad have done their job very well. In the age of viral everything I don’t think I’m easily impressed and I watched this video three times.

maya on

Love me some Jude Law, I don’t care how he dances – as long as I can watch. Yum!

Heather on

This was great. And for those of you faulting any little thing, quit being grumps.

KingKing on

Clever, clever, clever! I love it! Excellent story.

mary on

I just watched this ad and it is beyond class. I am not a scotch drinker but it makes me want to have a taste in a beautiful glass. When I do I am sure I will be floating in the Islands, even if I am at home with my boyfriend. CLASS, CLASS, CLASS!!!

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