Over a month ago, streaming service HBO Max launched. And one of the upcoming original movies that caught people’s eye was the wild An American Pickle. Now, a trailer for the film has arrived, and yes, it’s just as weird as we thought.
Seth Rogen pulls double-duty in the movie, which will premiere on August 6. He plays both Herschel Greenbaum–a man who is stuck in a pickle vat for 100 years–and Herschel’s great-grandson, Ben. Check out the trailer below.
Based on a novella from Simon Rich, the Brandon Trost-directed film follows Herschel, who immigrates to American in 1920. He wants a better life for his family, and one day while working at a pickle factory, he falls into a vat and is brined for 100 years. He is discovered in 2020, and the brine has somehow preserved him perfectly. He connects with his only surviving relative, Ben, and wants to start a business with him.
This isn’t the first time Trost and Rogen have worked together. While this is Torst’s first time directing a feature-length film, he worked on Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and The Disaster Artist as as director of photography along with This Is The End as cinematographer.
HBO Max has some interesting features that other streaming services don’t, like the option to watch extended and director’s cuts. And while the service costs $15 a month, it’s tough for many people to access, as the app is still not available on Roku or Amazon Fire Sticks.