Taika Waititi’s JoJo Rabbit trailer is here to confuse and bewilder you
Taika Waititi might have stolen the show at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend with news that Natalie Portman would be wielding Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, but another project from the eccentric filmmaker is back to steal the spotlight. The first trailer for JoJo Rabbit is here, a film that Waititi not only wrote and directed, but also features him playing an imaginary Hitler. You can check out the trailer in the player below!
The film stars Golden Globe-nominated Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Infinity War), Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), Thomasin McKenzie (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), 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 (Davis) raised by a single mother (Johansson), and whose only ally is his imaginary friend Hitler (Waititi). His naïve patriotism is tested when he meets a young girl (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.