HBO Max has just premiered an official trailer for An American Pickle, starring Seth Rogen. Directed by Brandon Trost, this upcoming comedy will show Rogen’s range as an actor as he will play the role of Herschel Greenbaum, and his great-grandson, Ben.
AN AMERICAN PICKLE, directed by Brandon Trost, is based on Simon Rich’s New Yorker novella and stars Seth Rogen as Herschel Greenbaum, a struggling laborer who immigrates to America in 1920 with dreams of building a better life for his beloved family. One day, while working at his factory job, he falls into a vat of pickles and is brined for 100 years. The brine preserves him perfectly and when he emerges in present-day Brooklyn, he finds that he hasn’t aged a day. But when he seeks out his family, he is troubled to learn that his only surviving relative is his great-grandson, Ben Greenbaum (also played by Rogen), a mild-mannered computer coder whom Herschel can’t even begin to understand.
An American Pickle premiers on HBO Max on August 6.