Owen Wilson’s next comedy to hit the screens
Owen Wilson’s next comedy, Paint, is coming out sooner than expected, thanks to IFC films. New reports from Deadline say that Paint’s theater release date has been moved up by three weeks, so it will now be in theaters near you on April 7. IFC films got the rights to show the movie in North America at the end of last year. It was supposed to come out in theaters on April 28.
Brit McAdams wrote the comedy, which will be about Carl Nargle, played by Wilson, a popular TV host and painter who is having the best time of his life as Vermont’s number-one public TV painter. Many people like him, and his fans “hang on his every stroke.” Nargle looks the part with his signature Afro perm and charming personality. When the TV station hires a younger, better painter, he throws a wrench into Nargle’s picture-perfect life by giving him a run for his money and threatening to steal everything he cares about.
We have yet to see a trailer, but IFC gave us our first look at the comedy by putting out a picture of Wilson as Carl Nargle. Wilson had a perm and looked completely different in the photo. Right away, people started comparing him to the late, famous PBS painter Bob Ross, who also had a perm. Even though Ross and Carl look a lot alike, Paint will be a completely made-up story that has nothing to do with the famous painter’s life. However, if that first image is any indication, the movie will make anyone who watched Ross on TV feel nostalgic. Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal, and Greed is a Netflix documentary that tells the story of Ross’s life.
“We’re thrilled to finally work with Owen Wilson, whose talent is limitless and can be used in many ways. He quickly brings Carl Nargle to life, thanks to a smart script and direction by Brit McAdams. “Arianna Bocco, the head of IFC Films, said this. Further adding, “Paint has all the elements of a great comedy, and we hope that people of all ages are ready to laugh and feel a lot.
McAdams wrote the script for Paint in 2010, and it made the list of the most-liked unproduced screenplays on the Black List. It took him a few years, but he was able to turn the script into an independent production. Michaela Watkins (Werewolves Within), Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids), Ciara Renée (Arrowverse), Lusia Strus (Search Party), Stephen Root (Barry), and Lucy Freyer, who has never been in an IFC Films movie before, all play supporting roles in paint.
McAdams will be making his first movie as a director. Sam Maydew of Silver Lining Entertainment and Peter Brant are the producers. The executive producers are Star Wilson, Richard J. Bosner, and Joel David Moore.
Paint will come out in theaters on April 7, and AMC+ will be the only place to stream it later this year.