Ever wonder what would happen if you took Wes Anderson’s sensibilities and mixed them with Mel Brooks’ The Producers? Specifically the play-within-the-film “Springtime for Hitler”? Well…you’re about to with Jojo Rabbit, the new film from What We Do in the Shadows and Thor: Ragnarok writer/director Taika Waititi.
The idea of the movie is clearly to create a contemporary connection to modern social issues as the story follows a young German boy during WWII facing his ideas of nationalism when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl. His imaginary friend being Hitler (Played by Waititi himself) couldn’t be more on the nose. But nonetheless, the trailer released today conveys a darkly comedic, yet somehow breezy film. Check out the trailer below:
Jojo Rabbit co-stars Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, Sam Rockwell, and Scarlett Johansson. It is set to hit theaters October 18th. In addition, check out the teaser poster for the film below: