In a new trailer for HBO Max’s new comedy, An American Pickle, Seth Rogen finds himself playing opposite himself, and doing a pretty great job at it.
The movie is based on the short story, Sell Out by Simon Rich, which was originally published in the New Yorker back in 2013. It follows Herschel Greenbaum (played by Rogen) an immigrant who comes to America to pursue his dreams, but somehow falls into a giant vat of pickles, and is preserved by the brine.
100 years later, Greenbaum comes comes to in present-day Brooklyn, where he meets his great-grandson, Ben Greenbaum (also played by Rogen) and the two attempt to bond.
Watch the trailer below:
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.