First ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Image Shows Taika Waititi as Hitler

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi plays an imaginary Hitler in his next movie, and our first look at him in character has arrived.

The filmmaker/writer/actor took to social media to unveil an image of himself in full Hitler garb, complete with that mustache, seated at a dinner table alongside the film’s leads, Scarlett Johansson and newcomer Roman Griffin Davis. “Possibly the weirdest dinner I’ve ever been to,” he posted.

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Based on the novel Caging Skies by New Zealand author Christine Leunens and adapted by Waititi, the film follows a young German boy (Davis) being raised by a single mother (Johansson). His only ally is his imaginary friend, Hitler (Waititi). The boy’s naïve patriotism is tested when he meets a young girl (Thomasin McKenzie) who upends his world views, forcing him to face his biggest fears.

“We’ve assembled an incredible cast and I couldn’t be more excited to finally ridicule Nazis and their beliefs,” Waititi said about Jojo Rabbit earlier this month. “This film is going to piss off a lot of racists and that makes me very happy.”

Sam Rockwell and Rebel Wilson also star in the film, which is currently filming in and around Prague, Czech Republic.

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