Whether Christopher Walken is lighting up The Deer Hunter, dancing for Fatboy Slim or just prepping a chicken, you can pretty much count us in. His musical gifts are well-known and well-loved too, and lately they have parlayed more and more into big screen roles. He was terrific in Yaron Zilberman's A Late Quartet, has a part lined up in Clint Eastwood's take on the Jersey Boys musical and, reports Deadline, will be appearing next in Dan Algrant's jazz flick Little Rootie Tootie.
Writer / director Algrant, the man behind last year's musical biopic Greetings From Tim Buckley, will be overseeing things when Little Rootie Tootie's shoot kicks off in January against a wintry New York backdrop. Should be a worthy vehicle for Walken's gifts.