29 Mar 2018 2:39 PM +00:00 UTC

Scarlett Johansson Cast in Taika Waititi’s WWII Movie Jojo Rabbit

Taika Waititi has made a splash with his work on Thor: Ragnarok, and now he's bringing in MCU actress Scarlett Johansson to work with him on his next film Jojo Rabbit.

According to Variety, the movie will focus on a young German boy in Hitler's army who discovers that his mother (Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl in her home. Waititi himself will be in the movie playing the boy's imaginary version of Hitler.

After the success of Thor: Ragnarok Waititi was said to have been offered a lot of projects—possibly the live-action adaptation of Akira—but it seems that Waititi is bent on making Jojo Rabbit the next movie in his filmography.

Though some may think that a Taika Waititi movie about the Holocaust has "Trigger Warning" written all over it, Waititi has proven himself to be a master of finding humor and heart in often dark moments. If anyone can try and find comedy in a time as dark as WWII, Waititi seems like the guy for the job—given it's going to be a tough job.

Some people may have loved Thor: Ragnarok to bits, but when it comes to Waititi's work, I thought it fell short on what he's really known for. With Ragnarok's characters coming off a tad cartoonish, I'm looking forward to a familiar and more human comedy with Jojo Rabbit.


There's still no release date for Jojo Rabbit, but I guess the movie could come out 2019 or 2020.

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