He’s the current king of pop culture in Hollywood and now New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi has confirmed the release date for his much anticipated new film, the anti-hate satire Jojo Rabbit.
Waititi confirmed that Jojo Rabbit will reach theatres on October 24 of this year and fans will be in for one kooky time with this all-new original tale from the genius behind Boy and Hunt for the Wilder People.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Lonely German boy Jojo “Rabbit” Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis) has his world view turned upside down when he discovers that his single mother Rosie (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.
This completely bonkers comedy is pure Taika, and the cast he’s assembled for this film will be all kinds of fun with Scarlett Johansson as Jojo’s mother Rosie who is secretly a non-Nazi supporter and is working to hide Jews in her home. Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell will play Captain Klenzendorf who is described as “a Nazi captain who runs a Hitler Youth camp”, while finally comedic superstar Rebel Wilson will play Fräulein Rahm, “a brutish instructor at the Hitler Youth Camp” which Jojo is forced to attend.
While the director is keeping his cards pretty close to the chest with this one we can’t wait to see all the hysterics that arrive here, especially with Taika’s own take on Jojo’s best friend an imaginary Adolf Hitler who is described as ‘an absolute idiot’.
Braces yourselves for all kinds of hysterics when Jojo Rabbit arrives in cinemas on October 24.
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