Taika Waititi Is Hitler In First Photo From 'Jojo Rabbit'

Taika Waititi has shared some sneaky snaps of himself playing Adolf Hitler from his new movie, Jojo Rabbit.

Described by Waititi as "anti-war satire" (among other things), the film follows Jojo (Griffin), a young boy living in Nazi Germany who dreams of one day joining Hitler's efforts.

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople director shared a picture of himself with Johansson with some intriguing directing techniques.

The image in question is quite odd, and Waititi's portrayal of the Nazi Party's leader is sure to be as damning of the man and what he did as it is amusing in the way Waititi plays him.

The Thor: Ragnorak director spoke to The Wrap about his role as "Hitler: "It's my version of... a lonely boy's best version of his hero, which is really his dad", he said".

Also starring Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson and Thomasin Mackenzie, Jojo Rabbit aims to piss off racists everywhere when it hits theaters, whenever that might be. In the latter, he added the caption, "What better way to insult Hitler than having him portrayed by a Polynesian Jew?".

The film is based on Christine Leunens' novel Caging Skies, and sees its Hitler Youth protagonist discover that his mother is harbouring a Jewish girl in their house.

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