Game of Thrones’ Alfie Allen Joins Cast of ‘Jojo Rabbit’
Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit is already a few weeks into its Prague shoot, but the high-profile production continues to add new members to the cast.
Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen is the latest addition to the movie, which also includes Scarlet Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, and the director himself as an imaginary version of Adolf Hitler.
Allen is best known for his role as Theon Greyjoy in the immensely popular HBO series, one of the few recurring characters to survive from the show’s first season through its seventh. He’s also starred in films such as John Wick (where he had the dishonor of killing Keanu Reeves' puppy) and Atonement, and can next be seen in the upcoming movie The Predator, due out later this year.
Allen is also the younger brother of English singer & songwriter Lily Allen.
According to Deadline, Allen will play Finkel in Jojo Rabbit, second-in-command to Rockwell’s Captain Klenzendorf at a Hitler Youth Camp that also includes Wilson’s Fraulein Rahm.
Jojo Rabbit stars newcomer Roman Griffin as a young German boy living under Hitler’s Nazi regime during WWII who discovers his mother (Johansson) is hiding a teenage Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their home.
Production on Jojo Rabbit began in Prague late last month, and has now in its third week of filming. The local production is being coordinated by the agency Czech Anglo Productions.
For updates on the Prague shoot of Jojo Rabbit, keep an eye on Waititi’s Twitter handle; in tongue-in-cheek fashion, the director has tweeted some of the first images from the set, including himself as Adolf Hitler opposite Griffin and Johansson.
First still from the set of WW2 satire, #JojoRabbit: Jojo (played by Roman Griffin Davis) having dinner with his imaginary friend Adolf (played by writer/director @TaikaWaititi), and his mother, Rosie (#ScarlettJohansson)— Jojo Rabbit (@jojorabbitmovie) June 11, 2018
📷: Kimberley French pic.twitter.com/KbxqaPWyyN
And if you’re headed to the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival at the end of next week, keep an eye out for some of the cast members. The festival has already confirmed the attendance of McKenzie, who will present her latest movie Leave No Trace, while others could also conceivably make an appearance.
Lead photo: Allen as Theon Greyjoy in Game of Thrones