Early Drafts Of An American Pickle Were ‘More Wild’ Than The Film Hitting HBO Max

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Early Drafts Of An American Pickle Were ‘More Wild’ Than The Film Hitting HBO Max

In Brendan Trost’s An American Pickle, Seth Rogen gets to play one of the craziest and funniest characters in his career as Herschel Greenbaum: an early 19th century European immigrant who gets trapped in a pickle barrel for a century and awakens to discover a whole new world. Herschel’s philosophies in many respects don’t quite line up with modern morality and progressive thought, and it results in some over-the-top consequences.

As it exists, the movie takes some big comedic swings – which is why it was surprising to recently learn that early drafts took things even further.