Paint, tells the story of Carl Nargle, a TV art instructor who paints serene landscapes –but it’s not Bob Ross –well, not exactly.
Written and directed by Brit McAdams, the movie takes a hard left when Nargle’s TV career is threatened by new sensation, Ambrosia played by Ciara Renée, host of Paint With Ambrosia.
The trailer description says,
Vermont’s #1 public television painter… 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.”
Ross was the star of the PBS’s The Joy of Painting from 1983 to 1994. He died at age 52 in 1995. Since then he’s gotten into the Smithsonian, has his own interactive museum, the Bob Ross Experience, and was the subject of a controversial Netflix doc, Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal and Greed.
Paint, starring Owen Wilson, Ciara Renée Michaela Watkins, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Lusia Strus, and Stephen Root, released by IFC, is out in April.
(Photos, IFC, Netflix; via Arnet)