Director Taika Waititi has shared the first set photo from his star-studded new comedy that has him playing an imaginary version of Adolf Hitler.
“Jojo Rabbit,” a satire written by, directed and starring the “Thor: Ragnarok” helmer, tells of a little boy enrolled in the Nazi Youth program who carries a series flame for the reviled historical figure.
“Week one down of our anti-f—face satire,” the director tweeted from the set, where he is seen giving the middle finger to a matinee-idol-style poster of Hitler.
“What better way to insult Hitler than having him portrayed by a Polynesian Jew?” the director said.
In the film, a young boy sublimates a goofy and charming version of Hitler for his missing father, a Nazi soldier accused of being a traitor. After sustaining an injury in his Hitler Youth training, little Jojo is bedridden and learns that his mother is harboring a young Jewish girl fleeing Nazi persecution.
“It’s my version of… a lonely boy’s best version of his hero, which is really his dad,” Waititi told TheWrap in March.
Written long before his entry into the Marvel family, Waititi has recruited Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell and Rebel Wilson to star. No release date has been set.
Week one down of our anti-fuckface satire, Jojo Rabbit. Can't wait to share it with the world. Also, what better way to insult Hitler than having him portrayed by a Polynesian Jew?
???? #FuckYouShitler @jojorabbitmovie @foxsearchlight pic.twitter.com/bNZ2YlDgaF
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) June 1, 2018
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