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Seth Rogen To Play Man Pickled For 100 Years Who Reawakens In 2018

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Seth Rogen To Play Man Pickled For 100 Years Who Reawakens In 2018

The year 2018 is a confusing time for a lot of us, but imagine how incomprehensibly different the world today must seem to somebody who was making memories back in 1918.

Well, that is in essence the premise of a new film, in which the world's 120+ year olds are asked about their thoughts and reflections on how the world has changed in the past century. Only kidding - though that does sound like it would be interesting.

Fortunately, the actual premise for a new film starring Seth Rogen sounds just as intriguing. Variety report the actor and director has teamed up with Sony Pictures for the project, which is expected to begin production next month.

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The film is based on a screenplay written by Simon Rich in which Rogen will play main protagonist and pickle maker, Herschel Greenbaum.

The story follows his struggle to make it as a migrant worker in the year 1918, until he one day falls into a vat of pickles, leaving him perfectly preserved for the following 100 years. Understandably, Greenbaum finds himself completely disorientated upon reemerging in modern day Brooklyn. What's more, he discovers his only surviving relative is his great grandson, Ben - who will also be played by Rogen.

The film, which is as yet untitled, will be Rogen's first starring role since Neighbors 2: Sorority Uprising, which was released in 2016.

Rogen has teamed up with Sony Pictures on numerous occasions previously, most notably when he produced, directed and starred in The Interview in 2014. The comedy follows two journalists as they attempt to assassinate the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. However, the film caused international political tensions, with the North Korean government threatening to take action against the US if the film was released.

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The film was ultimately released after a delay, but Sony's server was subsequently hacked by a group called 'The Guardians of Peace'. Private information and emails were then published online, resulting in numerous scandals that blighted Hollywood.

However, the upcoming film doesn't represent the rekindling of Rogen and Sony's relationship, as the partnership seemed to be fully healed within two years of the controversy, when he co-directed Sausage Party with the studio.

Rogen is also working on comedy Flarsky with Charlize Theron, due for release in 2019. But if you simply can't wait that long to get a fix of Rogen, he features in Netflix comedy Like Father, which was released last month.

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Topics: Film, time travel, Seth Rogen

Jake Massey
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