Taika Waititi’s next film, Jojo Rabbit, in which the director stars as an imaginary version of Adolf Hitler, will be released by Fox Searchlight on October 18. Jojo Rabbit is Waititi’s follow-up to Thor: Ragnarok and Hunt For The Wilderpeople before that. This new project is based on the novel Caging Skies by Christine Leunens.
The film is an “anti-hate satire” and stars Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant and Alfie Allen.
Speaking about the film, Waititi said, “I’m stoked to begin shooting my anti-war satire. We’ve assembled an incredible cast and I couldn’t be more excited to finally ridicule Nazis and their beliefs. This film is going to piss off a lot of racists and that makes me very happy”.
Jojo Rabbit follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) whose worldview is turned upside down when he discovers that his single mother (Scarlett Johansson), is hiding a young girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Supported only by his absurd imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his naive patriotism.
Not only is Jojo Rabbit already setting itself up for the awards season conversation, but the movie will also be part of festival season as well, and even better could easily grab itself an Oscars nomination, but only time will tell.