TAIKA WAITITI is an award-winning writer, director, actor,
and New Zealand national treasure. He is best known for
directing the critically-acclaimed blockbuster THOR: RAGNAROK for Marvel, which
made over $850 million
worldwide, as well as for writing and directing the feature films HUNT FOR THE
WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, BOY and the Oscar nominated short film, TWO CARS, ONE
His next feature film, JOJO RABBIT, will be released this fall by Fox
Searchlight. Waititi wrote, directed, and
produced the film, which he also stars in alongside Scarlett Johansson, Sam
Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Thomasin
McKenzie, and Roman Griffin Davis. The WWII satire follows a young German boy,
Jojo (Davis), who discovers
that his single mother (Johansson) is hiding a young girl (McKenzie) in their
attic. Aided by his imaginary friend,
Adolf Hitler (Waititi), the boy must confront his naive patriotism.
Waititi will next write, direct, and produce NEXT GOAL WINS for Fox
Searchlight, based on the 2015
documentary of the same name, as well as write and direct THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER
Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Natalie Portman, being released November 3, 2021.
He can also be seen in
Shawn Levy's FREE GUY, alongside Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, and
Channing Tatum on July 3,
2020 from Twentieth Century Fox.
On the small screen, he served as executive producer, co-writer, and director
of this year's critically-acclaimed
TV adaptation of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS. FX has renewed the show for a second
also directed an episode of THE MANDALORIAN, the first Star Wars live-action
television series, coming to
Disney+ November 12, 2019.