Prague-shot Jojo Rabbit gets debut trailer
Director Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, which was filmed in Prague and other locations in the Czech Republic last summer, has debuted its first trailer in advance of an autumn premiere in North America.
Waititi stars as an imagined version of Adolf Hitler in Jojo Rabbit, which charts the journey of the titular (Roman Griffin Davis) through the ranks of the Hitler Youth during WWII in Germany.
Scarlett Johansson stars as Jojo’s mother, while Thomasin McKenzie (breakout star of last year’s Leave No Trace) plays a young Jewish girl Jojo discovers mom is hiding in their home.
Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, and Stephen Merchant co-star in the movie as officers at Jojo’s Hitler Youth camp.
“They called me a scared rabbit,” McKenzie’s Jojo exclaims in the trailer, referring to his Hitler Youth peers. Waititi shows up as an imaginary version of the German dictator dreamt up to provide some support.
“Let them say whatever they want. People used to say a lot of nasty things about me: ‘this guy is a lunatic, look at that psycho, he’s gonna get us all killed.’”
Check out the trailer for Jojo Rabbit below:
Prague filled in war WWII-era Berlin in Jojo Rabbit, but eagle-eyed locals will be able to recognize some of the city’s streets in the above trailer.
The film was shot entirely in the Czech Republic, with rural locations surrounding Prague utilized for the Hitler Youth camp scenes.
Jojo Rabbit will have its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival alongside a high-profile lineup of films that also includes Todd Phillips’ Joker, Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, starring Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers.
The film is tentatively scheduled for an October 19 release in the USA.
International release for Jojo Rabbit is slated for early next year along with a potential awards-season run, with a January 23, 2020 date currently set for its premiere the Czech Republic.