Scarlett Johansson talks to Jojo Rabbit about love in first clip
Fox Searchlight has released the first official clip from star/director Taika Waititi’s forthcoming dark comedy JoJo Rabbit, featuring Scarlett Johannsson’s Rosie Betzler as she explains to her son Jojo why love is the strongest thing in the world. Check out the video 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.
JoJo Rabbit had its world premiere last September 8 at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and is set to open in theaters on October 18.