So far, Disney‘s acquisition of 20th Century Fox is not turning out so well for the House of Mouse. Recently we heard that the studio would be scaling back the development of projects that were previously in the works at Fox, so much that only franchises like Avatar and Planet of the Apes would be moving forward. And now some new details about how Disney is proceeding after Fox’s disappointments have come to light, and it gives us even more of a cause for concern. Read More »
Taika Waititi is preparing to head back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Thor: Love & Thunder. But before that, the filmmaker is heading to the Toronto International Film Festival to premiere his latest film, the darkly comedic satire Jojo Rabbit. He’ll be up in Canada with the film’s all-star cast, and while he’s in town, TIFF wanted to give him a special award: the first-ever TIFF Ebert Director Award. Read More »
Summer is almost over, and while that means blockbuster season is winding down and awards season will soon heat up, it also means another Fantastic Fest is almost upon. This year marks the milestone 15th anniversary for the festival that brings us an array of genre films from across the world, ranging from comedy to horror to sci-fi and even more in-between. And Fantastic Fest 2019 will be kicking off with a movie that feels truly worth of the festival: Taika Waititi‘s Jojo Rabbit, featuring the director himself as a bullied boy scout’s imaginary friend Adolf Hitler.
In addition, Jim Mickle will bring the world premiere of his serial killer thriller In the Shadow of the Moon, director Vincenzo Natali returns with an adaptation of Stephen King & Joe Hill’s novella In the Tall Grass, and fillmmaker Brad Anderson lets Sam Worthington try to act again in the mysterious Fractured. But that’s not all Fantastic Fest 2019 has to offer. Read More »
Before Taika Waititi returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’ll give us Jojo Rabbit, a sure-to-be-buzzed-about dark comedy. Waititi directs and co-stars in the film about a young German boy during World War II who has an imaginary friend – an imaginary friend who just happens to look exactly like Hitler. Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, Leave No Trace breakout Tomasin McKenzie, and newcomer Roman Griffin star along with Waititi. Watch the Jojo Rabbit trailer below.
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Taika Waititi‘s upcoming Jojo Rabbit has a premise that lends itself to comedy (albeit dark comedy): a 10-year-old boy has an imaginary friend who just happens to be Hitler (played by Waititi himself). But according to Waititi, audiences should expect more of a drama than a comedy when Jojo Rabbit arrives in theaters this fall. That said, the actor and director admit there’s funny stuff in the film, especially regarding his take on Hitler, which he describes as “a 10-year-old who happens to have a tiny little mustache.”
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Jojo Rabbit, aka the movie where Taika Waititi plays an imaginary friend who just happens to be Adolf Hitler, has found its release date. Fox Searchlight (and Disney) will open the film in October, which sets it up for both awards season and festival season. The dark comedy, which Waititi wrote and directed, also stars Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, and Rebel Wilson. More on the Jojo Rabbit release date below.
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Posted on Monday, February 4th, 2019 by Fred Topel
After the Television Critics Association panel for What We Do In The Shadows, filmmaker Taika Waititi talked about his future with Marvel and the Star Wars streaming series The Mandalorian. But currently, Waititi is making the film Jojo Rabbit, in which Waititi himself stars as an imaginary Adolf Hitler. The director indicated he’d gone back to film some Jojo Rabbit reshoots but expects to be finished in the spring, in time for a fall release to coincide with awards season. Read More »
The cast of Taika Waititi‘s World War II comedy Jojo Rabbit is multiplying like…well, rabbits. British writer/director/actor Stephen Merchant is the latest quirky talent to join the cast. Best known Stateside for his role in last year’s Logan and the short-lived HBO series Hello Ladies, Merchant will be playing a Gestapo agent in the Nazi satire.
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The cast of Taika Waititi‘s comedy Jojo Rabbit has a new addition. Game of Thrones actor Alfie Allen has joined the film, a World War II satire about a young boy and his imaginary friend…who just happens to be Hitler.
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Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi began filming his next movie a few days ago, an anti-war comedy called Jojo Rabbit that also stars Waititi in an unexpected role: he’s playing a young boy’s imaginary friend. Oh yeah – and the kid’s imaginary friend is Adolf Hitler.
Now the filmmaker has shared the first photo from the set, giving us a good look at him in costume as the notorious German dictator as he sits across a table from co-star Scarlett Johansson. Check it out below. Read More »