Seth Rogen Travels in Time in “An American Pickle” Trailer

Seth Rogen in "An American Pickle"

HBO Max has released the first trailer for An American Pickle starring Seth Rogen.

The comedy is set to premiere on August 6 and is based on Simon Rich’s short story Sell Out, which was published in The New Yorker in 2013. An American Pickle is directed by Rogen’s frequent collaborator, Brandon Trost, who also worked on This Is The End, Neighbors, The Interview, and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising with Rogen.

Rogen plays Herschel Greenbaum, a Polish ditch digger who immigrates to the U.S. in 1920 to live out his American dream. He starts working at a pickle factory and falls in the brine, emerging a century later in 2020. All of his immediate family members have since passed away, but he’s able to find his great-grandson, Ben, who Rogen also plays. Together they try to relate on family values, music, and culture and Ben helps Herschel adapt to 21st-century culture while Herschel guides Ben through dealing with the death of his parents.

In addition to starring in the film, Rogen is also producing with Evan Goldberg and James Weaver.

Sarah Snook, Sean Whalen, Jorma Taccone, Joanna Adler, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Geoffrey Cantor, David Mattey, Charles Rogers, and Kevin O’Rourke round out the cast.

Watch the trailer below.