It looks like Taika Waititi has scored ScarJo for Jojo.

Variety reports that the director is in final negotiations with the Hollywood superstar to appear in his next film Jojo Rabbit.

After the incredible success of Thor: Ragnarok, the blockbuster Waititi directed for Marvel, he is understood to have been offered the director's chair on several movies.

However, his next project will be his self-penned World War II film Jojo Rabbit, in which he'll star as an imaginary version of Adolf Hitler.

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The film centers around a young boy in Nazi-era Germany who is confused by the propaganda and who misses his father.

""It's my version of… a lonely boy's best version of his hero, which is really his dad," Waititi said.

The film has been described as a satire.

Johansson can next be seen in Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War, which opens 25th April, and voicing a character in Wes Anderson's upcoming stop-motion animation Isle of Dogs in May.