Just when we have managed to cool down a little bit after last weekend’s news from the Marvel Studios at the San Diego Comic Con, Taika Waititi drops a teaser trailer for his next movie “JoJo Rabbit”. It comes with the news that the film is premiering at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival in September. The US and NZ will see it in theatres in October and the rest of the world after that.
Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
In Theaters October 18, 2019
Directed by: Taika Waititi
Screenplay by: Taika Waititi, based upon the book “Caging Skies” by Christine Leunens
Produced by: Carthew Neal, p.g.a., Taika Waititi, p.g.a., Chelsea Winstanley
Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, with Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson