New Zealand filmmaker, actor, and comedian Taika Waititi is getting back to his indie roots following his Hollywood studio debut, Thor: Ragnarok, with a new film set to release this fall. Pegged as an “anti-hate satire,” Jojo Rabbit is based on Christine Leunens’s 2004 book, Caging Skies, centering around a young member of the Hitler Youth in 1940s Vienna, as his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.
Waititi stars in Jojo Rabbit as Jojo “Rabbit” Betzler’s (played by Roman Griffin Davis) imaginary friend Adolf Hitler. Set in Nazi Germany, Jojo finds himself in a predicament when his mother Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) decides to harbor a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie).
Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, and Alfie Allen also feature in the movie, which comes to theaters October 18.
From “Visionistical” director, Teeka Wachichi, here’s a “teezer traylor”, for my anti-hate satire, #JojoRabbit, in theaters October 18. @rebelwilson @alfieeallen #ThomasinMcKenzie #RomanGriffinDavis @stephenmerchant #samrockwell #scarlettjohansson @jojorabbitmovie #visionistical pic.twitter.com/8o8X8cyJTD
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) July 23, 2019