Variety is reporting that Scarlett Johansson has joined the cast of Jojo Rabbit, the next film from What We Do In the Shadows and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi.
Jojo Rabbit takes place during World War II and revolves around a young 10-year-old German boy who discovers that his mother (Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.
In addition to writing and directing, Waititi is also set to take on the role of an imaginary Adolf Hitler. Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
JOJO RABBIT, by Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”), blends his signature humor, pathos, and deeply compelling characters in a World War II satire about a ten-year-old boy who, ridiculed by his peers and misunderstood by his mother, can’t quite figure out how to fit in. As the naïve young German struggles to understand his place in an increasingly Fascist regime, he resorts to an imaginary friend who can offer advice and help him cope.
Johansson will next be seen on screen in Avengers: Infinity War, and can be heard as part of the voice cast of Wes Anderon’s stop-motion movie Isle of Dogs.