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.

First look: Taika Waititi and Scarlett Johansson on set (Photo: Empire)

On top of his directorial duties, director Waititi will be opposite Johansson portraying Hitler himself.

This is the native Kiwi director’s first big film project after last year’s hilarious Thor: Ragnarok. Waititi has also been busy with final touches to the What We Do in the Shadows pilot, a series based on the 2014 film.

Jojo Rabbit is currently being filmed in both the Czech Republic and Germany.

The film also stars Sam Rockwell and Rebel Wilson.

Photo: Petra Magazine

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