IFC Films today shared the first look at Owen Wilson in Paint, in which the actor is outfitted with towering curls, a much-loved palette, and a stunning canvas filled with happy little trees. You’re thinking, “this is definitely a Bob Ross biopic”. Unfortunately, the funnyman is not playing the big PBS personality, but a different fictional artist from public television.
Paint is an upcoming comedy film coming from writer-director Brit McAdams, and in a sort of Once upon a time… in Hollywood style, seems to put a satirical spin on Ross’s legacy. Owen’s iteration of the painter is named Carl Nargle, a favorite local public television personality. in Vermont famous for its permanent badge and uplifting mantras.
Ross’s career encountered very few obstacles; his PBS show The joy of painting He had a very successful career from 1983 to 1994, and the Internet was instrumental in helping his star grow after his death from lymphoma in 1995. For Carl Nargle, though, things aren’t so easy: everything he loves about his dresser life is at risk. when ratings at the station plummet, prompting his bosses to bring in a younger, better, hipper artist.
to paint It promises to be as heartfelt as it is funny, so it looks like it will do just fine for the oft-deluded Ross, even amid plot conflict. Wendi McLendon-Covey and Stephen Root will also star, and its release date is set for April 28, 2023.
Wilson recently played a regular guy who miraculously woos a famous woman opposite Jennifer Lopez in the romantic comedy. Marry me.