Taika Watiti is at it again! Fox Searchlight has just announced the start of principal photography on the Thor: Ragnarok director’s next film, Jojo Rabbit, and it sounds right at home in his filmography.
The synopsis is as follows:
In Jojo Rabbit, writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to a World War II satire. The story follows an awkward young German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) raised by a single mother (Scarlett Johansson), and whose only ally is his imaginary friend Hitler (Waititi). His naïve patriotism is tested when he meets a young girl (Thomasin McKenzie) who upends his world views, forcing him to face his biggest fears.
World War II satire is a risky proposition. There hasn’t been a successful one in quite some time, but comedy classics like The Producers and The Great Dictator have shown that it’s certainly possible. Fox Searchlight Presidents of Production David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield certainly seem confident in Watiti’s abilities:
Taika is a master at bringing honesty and humanity to the surface in any story, all while allowing us to laugh. We could not be more thrilled to join him in the remarkable journey of Jojo Rabbit.
If that’s not enough to get you excited for this project, maybe this set photo posted by Watiti will:
Source: Fox Searchlight