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‘Paint’ movie trailer: Does Owen Wilson play Bob Ross?



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If actor Owen Wilson appears, paints and brings viewers peace like Bob Ross, then certainly he’s enjoying the beloved painter, proper? Not precisely.

Within the trailer for IFC Movies’ upcoming “Paint,” launched Wednesday, Wilson sports activities Ross’ signature perm and button-down and soothes audiences with inspirational sayings as he paints a tranquil panorama.

He muses on feeling “a bit misplaced as we start” and taking in the great thing about the world, the way in which Ross did on “The Pleasure of Portray.” However the joke is on viewers anticipating a biopic.

“There’s nothing like having the one you maintain dearest nearest when the world turns chilly,” Wilson continues. “Thanks for going to a particular place with me — Carl Nargle.”

Wait, what? Because the trailer progresses, it’s clear that the movie, written and directed by Brit McAdams, isn’t about Ross, however quite a fictional TV painter.

“Paint” facilities on Wilson’s Carl, who goes by means of an identification disaster when a youthful painter — with a promise to carry “paint to a complete new place” — takes up his TV throne.

Carl is escorted tearfully out of his dwelling studio and splashes his wall of authentic work with a bucket of brilliant inexperienced paint. Thrust out of the highlight, Carl should discover magnificence and that means on the planet round him.

It’s not the primary time IFC has mined the lives of widespread figures for fiction. Its mockumentary sequence “Documentary Now!” focuses on parodying beloved documentaries together with “Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Current,” “Jiro Desires of Sushi” and “Gray Gardens.”

Even when the movie isn’t about Ross, the late artist definitely lives on in Wilson’s “Paint” efficiency. The “Pleasure of Portray” host died of cancer on July 4, 1995. He was 52.

“Paint,” which additionally stars Michaela Watkins, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Ciara Renée,premieres on April 7.