‘Jojo Rabbit’ Featurette: Taika Waititi Introduces the Ensemble Cast of the World War II Satire

/Film | 10/21/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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It’s a little too early in awards season to make any grand claims about frontrunners and whatnot, but word on the street is that Jojo Rabbit will very likely be a key player when the time comes, and a new featurette with director Taika Waititi introducing the film’s cast shows us why.

Based on Christine Leunens’s book Caging Skies, the film follows a young German boy named Jojo (newcomer Roman Griffin Davis) who finds himself questioning the Nazi principles being instilled in him at a young age when he encounters a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) being hidden in their attic by his mother (Scarlett Johansson). Oh, and did we mention that this is a comedy that makes Nazis look like complete fools and pushes forth a message of love and acceptance? Watch below!

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This is the kind of featurette that feels tailor-made for awards season, touting the performances of all the key cast members for possible consideration in the acting categories.

Roman Griffin Davis plays the titular character, a young boy who attends the Nazi equivalent of a summer camp, learning all the important skills one must attain in order to be a worthy soldier in the Führer‘s forces. Scarlett Johansson plays his sweet, single mother who likes...
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