What do you get when Seth Rogen meets Seth Rogen and a pickling job? American Pickle! HBO have released the official Trailer for Brandon Trost‘s comedy film that unveils even humans can be preserved.
Based on Simon Rich‘s 2013 Short Story Sell Out. We meet Herschel Greenbaum (Rogen) who is a laborer who immigrates to America in 1920 with dreams of building a better life for his family. He gets a job working a in pickling factory in Brooklyn, who falls into a vat of pickle jars and brined for a 100 years. Only to wake up to find his only surviving relative is his great grandson Ben (Rogen).
This was another film that was scheduled for a cinema release by Sony Pictures. However with the restart date constantly changing it’s now a HBO film and probably guaranteed a bigger audience on streaming. This one has it’s funny moments and equally plenty of heart…
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.
The film also stars Sarah Snook, Jorma Taccone, Eliot Glazer and Kalen Allen.
American Pickle is heading to HBO Max Streaming Service on 6th August. What channel who’ll show this one in the UK isn’t confirmed, but if we go by previous HBO releases, we wouldn’t be surprised it’s Sky Atlantic.