Seth Rogen is almost finished with his yet-to-be-named Pickle film and recently announced the addition of several cast members, including Molly Evensen, Broad City’s Eliot Glazer, Kalen Allen, Kevin O’Rourke, and Succession’s Sarah Snook.
Simon Rich wrote the screenplay, based on his own New Yorker novella Sell Out. The film opens in 1918 when Herschel Greenbaum falls into a vat of pickles. He’s brined for 100 years, but the good news is that the brine preserves him perfectly, and when he emerges in present-day Brooklyn, he sets out to find his family. Turns out, his only surviving relative is his great-great-grandson, a mild-mannered computer coder whom Herschel can’t even begin to understand. Rogen will play both roles of Herschel Greenbaum and his great-great-grandson, Ben Greenbaum.
While details of the full cast are still being kept under wraps, we do know that Glazer and Allen portray a hip gay couple who help Herschel become famous for his artisanal pickles, and Evensen plays an NYU student who becomes Herschel’s intern.
Fans of Evensen will remember her from her stint on Loosely Exactly Nicole. Glazer is not only famous for his recurring role on Broad City as Eliot Wexler, but he’s also a consulting producer on the hit Comedy Central series. Allen is probably best known for his Ellen appearances which capitalized on his Twitter following. He makes video reactions to culinary concoctions that ranged from the odd to the nasty (think lime Jell-O abominations).
Meanwhile, O’Rourke is a veteran character actor who played Spencer Tracy in The Aviator and recently appeared in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Netflix movie The Irishman. Snook is best known for being the star of prestige pieces like The Glass Castle, The Dressmaker, Steve Jobs, and of course, HBO’s Succession.