- Taika Waititi began adapting Christine Leunan's novel, Caging Skies, in 2011.
- A lot of A-list actors were offered the role of Hitler, but turned it down, despite loving the script
- Finding a producer was a challenge, too
- Fox Searchlight took on the film, on terms that Waititi plays Hitler
- Waititi felt weird about it
- Making 'Hitler funny' is dicey territory, and may be tricky in Germany