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Seth Rogen Finds Himself (Twice) In 'An American Pickle'

In a new film streaming on HBO Max, Rogen plays both a Polish immigrant who wakes up 100 years after falling into a pickle barrel and the great-grandson into whose modern life he emerges.
Seth Rogen stars alongside ... well, Seth Rogen, in the HBO Max movie An American Pickle. Source: Hopper Stone

When you think about a Seth Rogen movie, he's almost always got pals around. He's made comedies with James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Adam Sandler and — if you count Steve Jobs — even Michael Fassbender. It only makes sense he would eventually make a buddy movie with himself.

, streaming on HBO Max on Aug. 6, is adapted from a four-part Simon Rich story that appeared in in 2013. Called "Sell Out," it's about a Polish immigrant named Herschel (whose wife is pregnant) who falls into

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