Just before the film debuts at TIFF, Fox Searchlight has released a second trailer for the “anti-hate satire” Jojo Rabbit from Taika Waititi, which gives us a longer look at Scarlett Johansson as well as our first looks at Rebel Wilson, Sam Rockwell and Thomasin McKenzie plus an absolute scene stealer in a young actor named Archie Yates, who’s a dead ringer for a pre-teen Nick Frost.
Writer-director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Hunt for the Wilderpeople), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, Jojo Rabbit a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (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.
Jojo Rabbit is directed by Taika Waititi from a screenplay by Taika Waititi, based upon the book “Caging Skies” by Christine Leunens. It is produced by Carthew Neal, p.g.a., Taika Waititi, p.g.a., and Chelsea Winstanley. It co-stars Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen and Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell.
Jojo Rabbit is set to premiere at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival next week (keep an eye out for our review from there) and then lands on US shores from Fox Searchlight on October 18.
Here is the new trailer.