FOX Searchlight released an international teaser for “JOJO Rabbit,” Taika Waititi’s adaptation of the popular Christine Leunens novel. The trailer is a conversation starter, and you can watch the teaser below.
“Jojo Rabbit” is a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
If you like to read the original work before seeing the adaptation, you can find Caging Skies right here on Amazon. You have a few more weeks to read the book before the film hits theaters, so you should be fine even if you’re a slow reader.
The movie stars Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Taika Waititi, Thomasin McKenzie, and Roman Griffin Davis. You’ll find them all in the trailer, with Taika Waititi playing the role of Adolf Hitler in the project.
The movie is scheduled to release in theaters on October 18th, opening in select theaters against IFC’s “Greener Grass” comedy, and the drama “By the Grace of God.” That’s the same weekend that Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson’s “The Lighthouse” releases from A24, so the specialty box office will be filled with great choices. The big releases that weekend are Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” and Sony’s “Zombieland 2: Double Tap.”
If you’re skipping “Maleficent 2” and “Zombieland 2” this year, “Jojo Rabbit” and “The Lighthouse” have been getting rave reviews on the film circuit. Both films are hitting the specialty box office, so you’ll have to check local listings to see if they are coming to your area.
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