By Ryan Keating-Lambert

Scarlett Johansson is on board for the new WWII satire Jojo Rabbit directed by Taika Waititi.

Based on the book ‘Caging Skies’ by Belgian/New Zealand author Christine Leunens, the film is set in World War II and focuses on a German boy who discovers that his mother (Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl in their Berlin home.

This will be the native Kiwi director’s next big film project after last year’s colourfukl addition to the Marvel universe, Thor: Ragnarok. Waititi has also been busy with final touches to the What We Do in the Shadows┬ápilot, a series based on the 2014 film.

The director was recently in Prague overseeing preparations and casting. Filming is set to begin late May in both the Czech Republic and Germany.

Photo: Petra Magazine

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