The first official trailer for “Jojo Rabbit” is out. The film is satire helmed by Taika Waititi, based on the book Caging Skies by Christine Leunens.
The film stars Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, Sam Rockwell, and Scarlett Johansson.
The satirical film centers on a 10-year-old boy, Jojo “Rabbit” Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis), as he figures out how to fit in in an increasingly fascistic Germany and creates an imaginary friend named Adolf Hitler (Waititi) as a result. His worldview is turned upside down when he learns that his mother Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic, which forces him to come to terms with his blind nationalism.
The teaser trailer opens with Jojo and his young friends preparing for “the best weekend ever,” though Jojo soon injures himself while throwing a knife at a tree.
A montage follows which shows the characters living in Nazi Germany. The clip also shows the young Jewish girl, Elsa, hiding inside of Jojo’s home.
Jojo Rabbit is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, followed by an Oct. 18 theatrical release.
By News Helpline