While Taika Waititi is perhaps best known as the director of Thor: Ragnarok and its upcoming sequel, Love and Thunder, the first teaser trailer for Jojo Rabbit could leave him forever remembered as Adolf Hitler in the minds of fans.
The dark comedy/World War II satire centers on a young, lonely boy named Jojo "Rabbit" Betzler, who's shocked to discover his single mother Rosie is harboring a Jewish girl in the family's attic. In order to reconcile his conflicted feelings of nationalism, Jojo turns to his imaginary friend -- none other than Adolf Hitler -- for support.
Jojo Rabbit is based on the book Caging Skies, by Christine Leunens, and will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September -- one month before its theatrical release.
Written and directed by Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit stars Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo Betzler, Thomasin McKenzie as Elsa Korr, Taika Waititi as Adolf Hitler, Rebel Wilson as Fraulein Rahm, Stephen Merchant as Captain Deertz, Alfie Allen as Finkel, Sam Rockwell as Captain Klenzendorf and Scarlett Johansson Rosie Betzler. The film arrives in theaters October 18.