Taika Waititi to Play Hitler in JOJO RABBIT

Director Taika Waititi has selected his ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ follow-up and will step behind the camera for ‘JoJo Rabbit,’ a World War II satire that will also see Waititi playing an imaginary version of Adolf Hitler.

Per TheWrap. 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 — no surprise there. 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.”

“It’s my version of… a lonely boy’s best version of his hero, which is really his dad,” Waititi told the trade.

Waititi is aiming to have the film before cameras late May production.