What happens if a film is directed, the script is written, and at the same time is cast by the same person? Especially if made by a director who has had success with one of his works. Yep, Taika Waititi who was successful with Thor: Ragnarok (2017) is now working on a new film.
Jojo Rabbit stars Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Betzler), Thomasin McKenzie (Elsa Korr), Taika Waititi (Adolf Hitler), Sam Rockwell (Captain Klenzendorf), Scarlett Johansson (Rosie Betzler), and Rebel Wilson (Fräulein Rahm).
Jojo Rabbit and Adolf Hitler will have many Games Online dan Offline dialogues together, where Jojo will become a vocal member of Hitler. The film’s setting is located in German World War II era, revolving around the story of Jojo who was a member of the local Hitler Youth.
In addition to taking on the role of Hitler, Waititi also wrote and directed the comedy film. Conflict began to emerge when Jojo’s mother, Rosie, was secretly anti-Nazi. He even hid and protected a young Jewish girl, Elsa (Thomasin McKenzie) in their home.
In an interview last May, Waititi said that the figure of Hitler was not easy to imitate, let alone to play a humorous character and be incorporated into the nuances of children.
“Hitler is not too easily imitated and more than 10 years, the children’s version of Hitler, is more possible without the need to poke too deeply into the original carars of the famous Nazi leader,” said Waititi.
“I don’t need to do any research. I didn’t base it on anything I had seen about Hitler before. I just made it into a version of myself that had a bad haircut and annoying little mustache. And mediocre German accents,” he added.
Jojo Rabbit was taken from the Caging Skies storybook by Christine Leunens, and is scheduled to appear in theaters on October 18, 2019.
Previously, Jojo Rabbit premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, Fantastic Fest and London Film Festival.