Look, I can't be on top of everything, folks. This ol' brain of mine short-circuited a long time ago, and there's only so much bandwidth left to spare. With what feels like dozens of new movies going into production every day, it's inevitable that a few titles are gonna slip through the cracks. This is why I'm only just now becoming aware of a new Seth Rogen project by the name of Pickle
(Side note: Deadline says the film's technically still in search of a title, but IMDb's got it listed as Pickle, so...we're going with that until further notice. You don't get the four-star headline above otherwise, gang).
According to Deadline, Pickle just added a whole bunch of new performers to its cast, but that's not what has me intrigued. What has me intrigued is Deadline's description of the project, which goes like this:
"Rogen will star [as] Herschel Greenbaum, a struggling laborer who immigrates to America in 1918 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 horrified 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."
So, that's quite the synopsis!
Apparently, this one's an adaptation of a Simon Rich novella, published in the New Yorker in several installments under the name "Sellout" (a quick glance at the first part of that novella reveals a narrator with a very distinct voice and some very funny writing), and will mark the directorial debut of Brandon Trost, who served as the director of photography on both Neighbors and The Disaster Artist.
Needless to say, we're into everything going on here, and are eager to learn more. Please stay tuned for further updates on Seth Rogen's Pickle as they become available.
(Note: header photo by Gage Skidmore, used with permission via Flickr)