Taika Waititi’s JOJO RABBIT Enlists Scarlett Johansson April 3, 2018 ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Isle of Dogs’ star Scarlett Johansson is set to join the cast of ‘JoJo Rabbit,’ writer-director Taika Waititi’s World War II satire. Blending Waititi’s signature humour, pathos, and deeply compelling characters in a World War II satire, ‘JoJo Rabbit’ centres on a prideful and nationalistic a ten-year-old boy in Hitler’s youth camp who has his loyalties tested when he discovers that his mother (Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl from the Nazis in their family home. As the young German struggles to understand his place in an increasingly Fascist regime, he resorts to creating an imaginary Adolf Hitler (Waititi) who can offer advice and help him cope. In addition to writing, directing and starring, Waititi will produce alongside Carthew Neal and Chelsea Winstanley. The team will now turn their attention to casting a young actor to play the role of the German boy.