The new trailer for Taika Waititi‘s “anti-hate satire” Jojo Rabbit should sound familiar, at least to viewers of a certain age. Set to the tunes of a German-language version of The Monkees’ “I’m a Believer” and David Bowie’s own German-language version of his “Heroes” (“Helden”) the latest from the Thor Ragnarok director is, to say the least, a bit eccentric.
Waititi, who adapted Christine Leunens’ novel Caging Skies for Jojo, stars as an imaginary Adolf Hitler. The offbeat WWII comedy focuses on Jojo, a young German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers that his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided by his idiotic make-believe friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his naive patriotism. Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, and Sam Rockwell also star.
“You’re not a Nazi, Jojo,” says the girl in the attic. “You’re a 10-year-old kid who likes dressing up in a uniform and wants to be part of the club.”
The film was recently chosen to open Austin’s envelope-pushing Fantastic Fest , which kicks off September 19 and continues through September 26.
Fox Searchlight will release Jojo Rabbit to select theaters on Oct. 18.
Check out the trailer above.
Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy.
Copyright © 2019 Penske Business Media, LLC. All Rights reserved.Powered by WordPress.com VIP