Taika Waititi to play imaginary version of Hitler in ‘Jojo Rabbit’

Taika Waititi to play imaginary version of Hitler in Jojo Rabbit

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi will star in his upcoming movie Jojo Rabbit as an imaginary version of Adolf Hitler.

According to the reports, Waititi’s Hitler is an imaginary friend to the protagonist – a 10-year-old boy who is desperate to join the dictator’s ranks during World War II. The film won’t include a sympathetic depiction of the actual Adolf Hitler. Rather, the imaginary Hitler in the film will be the invention of a boy who misses his dad, and, confused by Nazi propaganda, imagines a figure who is a combination of his father and the führer.

This is not the Adolf we know and hate, this guy is goofy, charming, and glides through life with a child- like naivety,” reveals the character description.

The movie is eyeing a late May production start, and is poised to be one of the first Fox Searchlight releases under new owner Disney.

Waititi’s voicework was one of the comic highlights of Thor: Ragnarok. He played the extremely soft-spoken rock creature Korg, who helps Thor escape from the Grandmaster.

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