Taika Waititi’s next film ‘Jojo Rabbit’ will officially release on October 18, 2019. Waititi, who gained popularity thanks to his most recent film ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ serves as both writer and director.
The premise of ‘Jojo Rabbit’ is below:
“Jojo “Rabbit” Betzler is a young boy living during World War II. His only escapism is through his imaginary friend, an ethnically inaccurate version of Adolf Hitler, who pushes the young boy’s naive patriotic beliefs. However, this all changes when a young girl challenges those views and causes Jojo to face his own issues.”
The cast comprises of Scarlett Johansson, Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, and Stephen Merchant. Oh, and Waititi as Adolf Hitler.
Meanwhile, Waititi was the season finale director on the Star Wars Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian,’ premiering November 12th.
He also was the director of the pilot for the FX series adaptation of his acclaimed film ‘What We Do in the Shadows.’ The series of the same name is currently airing on FX. He’s also still working on the long-gestating ‘Shadows’ follow-up film ‘We’re Wolves.’
Lastly, he is co-writing and directing the pilot of Apple’s television series adaptation of ‘Time Bandits.’
‘Jojo Rabbit’ will be up against Disney’s ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,’ Universal’s ‘The Hunt,’ Warner Bros.’ Ben Affleck movie fka ‘Torrance,’ and Sony’s ‘Zombieland 2: Double Tap.’