Actor and comedian Stephen Merchant (“Logan,” “Extras”) has announced on social media that he is set to join the star studded cast of Taika Waititi’s WW2 satire “JoJo Rabbit”.
The story follows an awkward young German boy (Roman Griffin) raised by a single mother (Scarlett Johansson), and whose only ally is his imaginary friend Hitler (Waititi).
His naive patriotism is tested when he meets a young girl (Thomasin McKenzie) who upends his worldviews, forcing him to face his biggest fears.
Merchant will be playing Gestapo agent Captain Deertz. Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson and Alfie Allen also star while Carthew Neal and Chelsea Winstanley produce.