Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit set for October release
Fox Searchlight has announced that Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit will be released in theaters on October 18. The WWII satire will debut in theaters alongside Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, WB’s Torrance, Lionsgate’s A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, and Universal/Blumhouse’s The Hunt.
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), Stephen Merchant (Logan), 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.