Stephen Merchant joins All-Star cast of Jojo Rabbit
Stephen Merchant has announced via Instagram that he will be joining the star studded cast of JoJo Rabbit. Deadline reports that Merchant will be playing Gestapo agent Captain Deertz in the WWII satire. Merchant’s previous credits include the likes of Extras, The Office, and even last year’s final Wolverine film, Logan.
JoJo Rabbit is written and directed by Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) and stars Golden Globe-nominated Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Infinity War), Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), Alfie Allen (The Predator, Game of Thrones), Thomasin McKenzie (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), and introducing Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo.
Waititi brings his signature style of humor and pathos to a World War II satire. In Jojo Rabbit, the story follows an awkward young German boy (Roman Griffin) raised by a single mother (Scarlett Johansson), and whose only ally is his imaginary friend Hitler (Waititi). His naïve patriotism is tested when he meets a young girl (Thomasin McKenzie) who upends his worldviews, forcing him to face his biggest fears.
The film’s producers are Waititi, Carthew Neal (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) and Chelsea Winstanley (What We Do in the Shadows) with Kevan Van Thompson (The Zookeeper’s Wife) serving as executive producer.
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