Beloved actor and director Taika Waititi will be writing and starring in the film Jojo Rabbit as an imaginary friend based on a young boy’s confused perception of Adolf Hitler. The film’s script has been floating around Hollywood for years now and was listed as one of the industry’s most promising, un-greenlit projects before FOX Searchlight finally picked it up.

Like his script, Waititi has been in the business for a couple decades, but it was his well-written, irreverent vampire comedy What We Do In The Shadows, in which he also starred as the lovelorn vamp Viago, that really began to get him noticed in 2014. Waititi stepped in to direct Thor: Ragnarok, the third director in a ...

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Taika Waititi to Play Imaginary Hitler in Jojo Rabbit

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