Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is tackling Nazis in his upcoming World War II satire Jojo Rabbit, and he’s confirmed it will “piss off a lot of racists”. Yes please.
The synopsis sounds as bizarre as you can imagine, following a young Hitler Youth recruit whose imaginary friend takes the form of Hitler himself. However, after he forms a bond with a Jewish girl, he comes to appreciate their shared humanity.
Waititi has just begun shooting the project, and gave us a little teaser in this amazing press statement (via Collider).
“I’m stoked to begin shooting my anti-war satire,” he said. “We’ve assembled an incredible cast and I couldn’t be more excited to finally ridicule Nazis and their beliefs.
“This film is going to piss off a lot of racists and that makes me very happy.”
Well, we are certainly invested in this one.
Waititi has assembled a pretty stellar cast to boot for Jojo Rabbit, with Scarlett Johansson playing a Resistance fighter against the Nazis who is also the mother of the girl.
Pitch Perfect‘s Rebel Wilson will play an instructor at a Hitler Youth camp, while Oscar-winner Sam Rockwell will play the man running the camp.
No release date in the US or UK for Jojo Rabbit has been set yet.
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