Owen Wilson channels the iconic Bob Ross in the latest trailer for Paint, a comedy written and directed by Brit McAdams.
Following yesterday’s release of a brand-new poster, IFC Films has dropped the full trailer for Paint, a comedy which stars Owen Wilson as Vermont’s #1 public TV painter, Carl Nargle.
With his signature perm, custom van, and fans hanging on his every stroke, Carl Nargle is convinced he has it all… until a younger, better artist steals everything (and everyone) Carl loves. As you can tell from the Paint trailer, Carl Nargle is channelling the iconic Bob Ross in a big way.
While speaking with People, Paint writer/director Brit McAdams said he “spent months talking with Owen about the script — I think people forget about the incredible movies he’s written with Wes Anderson — but he’s so good at tracking every part of a story so it was an absolute gift to spend time with him going through the beats of the film.” McAdams has been working on the script for over a decade, so he was thrilled that it has finally come to life. “Obviously, I looked at him a lot during that process. But when he actually stepped in front of the camera as Carl Nargle the cinematographer (my old friend/genius Patrick Cady) and we turned to each other and whispered, ‘Holy cow,’” McAdams added. “The (12!) years of prep and rewriting the script and having the movie come together and fall apart were immediately beyond worth it. With Owen as Carl Nargle everything just came alive. That’s what Owen brings to the part and the world of Paint. He’s very funny in it but you also feel so much for him as he loses everything he values while fighting to discover what he actually needs to be happy.“
“We’re thrilled to finally work with the boundless and versatile talent of Owen Wilson, as he effortlessly brings Carl Nargle’s character to life from a savvy script and direction by Brit McAdams,” Arianna Bocco, president of IFC Films, said in a statement when they snagged the project. “Paint has all the makings of a quotable comedic masterpiece, and we hope audiences of all ages are ready for a lot of laughs and a lot of heart.“
In addition to Owen Wilson, Paint also stars Michaela Watkins, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ciara Renée, Lusia Strus, and Stephen Root. Paint will hit theaters on April 7th and will steam on AMC+ later in the year.