Scarlett Johansson to Star in Taika Waititi’s WWII Movie “Jojo Rabbit”; Also Leaves Manager Rick Yorn


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Four-time Golden Globe nominee is set to star in Taika Waititi’s next film over at Fox Searchlight, the Tracking Board has learned.

Set during World War II, the film follows a young German boy who doesn’t quite fit in with his peers, prompting him to turn to an imaginary friend for advice during a stressful period in history.

Johansson will play the boy’s mother, while Waititi himself will play Adolf Hitler — not the reviled dictator per se, but simply the boy’s goofy, charming imaginary friend, who just happens to look like Hitler.

Waititi wrote the script and will produce alongside Carthew Neal and Chelsea Winstanley. Production is expected to start this spring on the director’s follow-up to Thor: Ragnarok.

Johansson next stars in Avengers: Infinity War, and you can also hear her distinct voice in Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs. She’s represented by , having recently parted ways with longtime manager Rick Yorn at LBI Entertainment, who is no longer listed on her IMDb Pro page.

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