The official teaser trailer has arrived for Jojo Rabbit, a satirical comedy that finds Waititi playing a boy’s imaginary version of the Nazi Germany dictator. Based on the book Caging Skies by New Zealand-Belgian novelist Christine Leunens, the film tells of what unfolds when a lonely German boy (played by newcomer Roman Griffin Davis) discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl.
The first trailer below has plenty of charm and whimsy on display in just one minute. With films such as Boy and The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Waititi has shown a special knack for balancing comedy and drama; his signature style should be absolutely perfect for this. Expect laughs and tears galore. We. Can’t. Wait.
Jojo Rabbit, also starring Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Thomasin McKenzie, Alfie Allen and Stephen Merchant, will be hitting US cinemas on October 18 and arrives in Australia on Boxing Day.
Official synopsis for Jojo Rabbit:
Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.