Taika Waititi may have tried his hand at big budget blockbusters last year, but now he is coming back to smaller, charming movies with his WW2 film Jojo Rabbit. The film is currently in production and we have a look of Taika Waititi and Scarlett Johansson in character.
Check it out:
First still from the set of WW2 satire, #JojoRabbit: Jojo (played by Roman Griffin Davis) having dinner with his imaginary friend Adolf (played by writer/director @TaikaWaititi), and his mother, Rosie (#ScarlettJohansson)
📷: Kimberley French pic.twitter.com/KbxqaPWyyN
— Jojo Rabbit (@jojorabbitmovie) June 11, 2018
Here’s the official synopsis:
A World War II satire about a ten-year-old boy who, ridiculed by his peers and misunderstood by his mother, can’t quite figure out how to fit in. As the naïve young German struggles to understand his place in an increasingly Fascist regime, he resorts to an imaginary friend (to be played by Taika) who can offer advice and help him cope.
Like every one of his films, Waititi has also found a small role for him to inhabit, and in Jojo Rabbit, he’s decided to play an imaginary version of Adolf Hitler. Sure WW2 can be a touchy subject, but I’m sure that Waititi will be able to poke fun at it with his signature blend of happy/sad cinema.
Besides the official still from Fox, we also have a BTS image shared by Waititi himself:
Can't believe I get to work with Scarlett Witch from the scavengers movies! Here I am teaching her how to use Captain Merika's mini biscuit shield to defend herself from a mini nazi attack. #jojorabbit #FiniteWar @jojorabbitmovie pic.twitter.com/bD16VWe1PK
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) June 11, 2018
As a fan of Waititi’s movies, I’m more eager to see a movie of his that is like this one. As much as some people loved Thor: Ragnarok, I just thought the characters were more cartoonish than the human ones that we’ve come to meet in the rest of Waititi’s filmography.
No release date has been set for Jojo Rabbit, but the film could come out next year.