Scarlett Johansson To Star In Taika Waititi’s WWII Film Jojo Rabbit
Scarlett Johansson is set to star in Taika Waititi’s World War II film Jojo Rabbit according to Variety.
The project is Taika Waititi’s follow-up to Thor: Ragnarok, and is set during World War II and centers on a young German boy who finds out that his mother, to be played by Johansson, is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.
While Waititi has been offered several films following the success of Thor: Ragnarok, the director made it clear that Jojo Rabbit would be his next film. While Waititi has been busy filming his “What We Do in the Shadows” pilot, he was able to meet with Johansson prior to that production to discuss the role.
With Johansson now on board, Waititi will now look to cast the young boy role.
Pretty much all I needed to hear was: Taika Waititi, WWII and Scarlett Johansson, and I’m all in!
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