Taika Waititi’s JoJo Rabbit Drops First Teaser Trailer

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Fans of New Zealand film maker Taika Waititi are about to be served up his latest offering in the film JoJo Rabbit.

An adaption of the book,Caging Skies by Christine Leunens, the film has been scripted and directed by Waititi, and in this movie, he is no less silly in the role of none other than Adolf Hitler.

JoJo Rabbit is an ‘anti-hate satire’ set during World War II. It tells the story of  Jojo “Rabbit” Betzler, a young German boy who idolises the Nazi Party, only to have his blind nationalism turned upside down by the actions of his mother.  With the help of his imaginary friend, the cartoonish version of Hitler, he sees the world for its truth and lies.

Roman Griffin Davis stars as the titular character, with Scarlett Johansson as his mother. The film also stars Thomasin McKenzie, Sam Rockwell, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, and Rebel Wilson.

Check out the teaser trailer below, which doesn’t give much away except that this film looks, not only to be a bit of a giggle but is also beautifully shot. 

The lauded director behind the cult classic What We Do in The Shadows, Thor: RagnarokHunt for the Wilderpeople, and Boy promises to deliver more absolute silliness with biting social commentary on this film.

During San Diego Comic Con, it was confirmed Waititi will be returning to the Marvel franchise to helm  Thor: Love and Thunder, which will feature Natalie Portman as Jane Foster evolving to the Mighty Thor.

JoJo Rabbit will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September with cinematic releases in the US slated for October 18th, on December 26th in Australia and January 3rd 2020 in the UK.


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