Seth Rogen has been a very busy man these days on the producing side of films and television. For example the Universal comedy Blockers and Netflix’s Like Father, in which he also appeared. He has been just as busy acting with his next film a Lionsgate comedy Flarsky and lending his voice to the live action version of Disney’s The Lion King as Pumba.
Variety has learned that Rogen is headed back to work with Sony Pictures, where he will play a pickle maker named Herschel Greenbaum. This film is based on Rich’s New Yorker novella. His character is a struggling laborer who immigrates to American in 1918. While working at his job, he falls into a vat of pickles and is brined for 100 years. Due to this accident he is preserved perfectly and ends up waking up in modern day Brooklyn and looking for his family.
Currently cinematographer Brandon Trost is in talks with Sony to make his directing debut with this film. Simon Rich is writing the screenplay which is based on his own story. Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver are producing the film through their Point Grey banner. The executive producers for the film will be Rich and Alexandria McAtee.
Production on this film is said to being in October in Pittsburgh. This is Rogen’s first movie with Sony Pictures since he co-directed Sausage Party in 2016, which ended up doing very well making $98 million domestically.
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