It’s a great time to be a fan of sensational New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi at the moment. Not only is the revered Kiwi director returning to direct Thor: Love and Thunder, but he’s been busy shaping up his new anti-hate satire Jojo Rabbit…and we couldn’t be more excited for it!
Following the confirmation of a release date of October 24, the new trailer has now arrived and it promises plenty of comedic hi-jinks with Waititi at his best!
Watch the all new trailer below:
Here’s the full 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.
Packed out with Waititi’s trademark wit and kooky visual style, this very unique coming-of-age project follows the lonely Jojo “Rabbit” Betzler who goes on an incredible journey of change as he confronts the hate of the nation he’s living in after his mother Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) starts to shelter a young Jewish girl in her attic.
Oh, and to make things even kookier his imaginary best fiend is an idiotic Adolf Hitler, played by Waititi. In this first teaser it’s clear that Waititi was having a ball lampooning the dictator in a way that will really mark him out as a buffoon.
Alongside Davis, Johansson and Waititi, Jojo Rabbit also stars Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell will play Captain Klenzendorf who is described as “a Nazi captain who runs a Hitler Youth camp”, Stephen Merchant as Captain Deertz, an over-the-top Gestapo agent and finally comedic superstar Rebel Wilson will play Fräulein Rahm, “a brutish instructor at the Hitler Youth Camp” which Jojo is forced to attend.
Along with it’s sensational comedy, Jojo Rabbit is Waititi’s personal statement against hate and intolerance and audiences will be in for a very funny time at the movies when it arrives in cinemas on October 24.