Published May 13, 2019Between a live-action Akira, a second season of What We Do in the Shadows and a potential Time Bandits series, Taika Waititi has plenty on his plate. With all of that said, he's still found time to make another movie.
The long-gestating Jojo Rabbit is directed by Waititi and based on the book Caging Skies by Christine Leunens. Set during World War II, it follows the story of a young German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) who realizes his mother (Scarlett Johansson) has been hiding a young girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. The boy must then confront his own naivete.
In addition to Johansson, Davis and McKenzie, the film will star Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson and Alfie Allen. As pictured above, the film also features Adolf Hitler — who will be played by Waititi himself.
Jojo Rabbit has been set for an October 18 release by Fox Searchlight, meaning the film will be out just in time for awards season.