20th Century Fox has announced that principal photography is now underway on Jojo Rabbit, the new film from writer director Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Thor: Ragnarok).
“I’m stoked to begin shooting my anti-war satire,” said Waititi. “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.”
“Taika is a master at bringing honesty and humanity to the surface in any story, all while allowing us to laugh,” added Presidents of Production Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum. “We could not be more thrilled to join him in the remarkable journey of Jojo Rabbit.”
Featuring alongside Waititi in the cast of Jojo Rabbit are Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Infinity War), Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), Thomasin McKenzie (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies) and newcomer Roman Griffin Davis.
In JOJO RABBIT, writer director Taika Waititi, brings his signature style of humor and pathos to a World War II satire. The story follows an awkward young German boy (Roman Griffin) 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.