It’s possible that if you’re not a fan of Owen Wilson, the movie Paint is really not going to be for you. The film has Wilson doing his best version of a Bob Ross impersonation, playing Carl Nargle, Vermont’s top-rated public access television painter. When a younger, hipper, and better painter comes along and steals Carl’s thunder, he must do whatever it takes to secure his legacy.
The film is written and directed by Brit McAdams in his directorial debut. Michaela Watkins, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ciara Renée, Lusia Strus, Stephen Root, and Lucy Freyer co-star. Renee plays Nargle’s chief rival, Ambrosia.
Paint feels like an oddity, arriving before his mainstream Disney efforts with Loki season 2 and Haunted Mansion.
IFC Films will release Paint into theaters on April 7th.
Owen Wilson stars as Carl Nargle, Vermont’s #1 public TV painter who is convinced he has it all: a signature perm, custom van, and fans hanging on his every stroke… until a younger, better artist steals everything (and everyone) Carl loves.