Owen Wilson addresses US artist Bob Ross in trailer for upcoming movie Paint
Owen Wilson appears to be channeling US painter and TV presenter Bob Ross in the new trailer for upcoming movie Paint.
The actor can be seen sporting a big afro and a beard in the clip shared by IFC Films on Wednesday.
Wilson plays Carl Nargle, Vermont’s leading public television painter who believes he has it all until his success is quashed by a younger, better artist.
The trailer shows the painter spouting various wholesome and inspirational phrases surrounded by adoring female fans.
But later, with the launch of the competing program, things take a turn when Wilson says in frustration, “You’re entitled to your favorite TV show, that’s what makes this country great.”
He is later seen hurling a can of green paint against a wall covered in his work.
Although not directly mentioned, the film seems to be inspired by Ross, who hosted the popular US TV show The Joy Of Painting in the 1980s and 90s before dying in 1995 at the age of 52.
Directed by Brit McAdams, Paint also stars Michaela Watkins, Wendy McLendon-Covey and Ciara Renee.
The film is expected to open in UK cinemas on April 28th.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/owen-wilson-channels-us-artist-bob-ross-in-trailer-for-upcoming-film-paint-42334072.html Owen Wilson addresses US artist Bob Ross in trailer for upcoming movie Paint