Variety reports Rogen will star as a grandfather in a film about a pickle maker. The movie, which is based on Simon Rich's novella, follows Herschel Greenbaum, an immigrant who comes to America and begins a life as a pickle maker. But on one fated day, he falls into a vat of pickles which keeps him preserved for 100 years. When he wakes up, Greenbaum finds himself in modern-day Brooklyn which is much different than 1918's New York. He later tracks down his family and finds his great-grandson, Ben Greenbaum (who will also be played by Rogen). So, they'll basically look like a set of twins walking around—which will probably be the great-grandson's reason to his friends. And if the "elder" Greenbaum thought he was confused about the new world he's in before, he'll be even more confused by his great-grandson, who's a computer coder.
Brandon Trost, who's worked as a cinematographer for several of Rogen's films, will make his directorial debut for the yet-to-be-titled movie while Rich is set to pen the screenplay. The film is slated to go into production next month in Pittsburgh.
In the meantime, Rogen has a slew of movies coming out including James Franco's Zeroville, a comedy dubbed Flarsky which also stars Charlize Theron, Disney's live-action version of The Lion King, where he is voicing the lovable warthog, Pumbaa, and Newsflash, a biographical film about the news reporter who had to cover John F. Kennedy's assassination.