Seth Rogen's Crazy-Sounding Pickle Movie Is Heading To HBO Max

The next Seth Rogen movie sounds very absurd, and it's coming this summer.


The Seth Rogen movie An American Pickle, in which the actor falls into a vat of pickles and wakes up 100 years later, now has a release date and a new distribution parter. The movie will premiere on August 6 through the new streaming service, HBO Max, according to Deadline.

An American Pickle was originally planned for a theatrical release from Sony Pictures, but HBO Max owner WarnerMedia bought it from Sony in the wake of mass theatre closures due to COVID-19.

The movie is adapted from the 2013 Simon Rich novella, Sell Out. The movie features Rogen as a man, Herschel, who immigrates to America in 1920 with the hope of finding the American dream. On one fateful day, he falls into a vat of pickles. He becomes preserved in the brine for 100 years, waking up in present-day Brooklyn without ageing at all. His immediate family is dead. His only friend in the world is his great-grandson Ben (played by Rogen as well), who is a computer coder with nothing in common with Herschel. You can bet a lot of silliness and hijinks will ensue.

Rogen shared the first image from An American Pickle on Twitter with an old-timey photo of himself as Herschel.

An American Pickle is directed by Rogen's longtime collaborator, Brandon Trost, who is making his solo directorial debut with the film. He previously worked with Rogen on This Is the End, The Interview, and Neighbors.

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