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Owen Wilson Looks Just Like Bob Ross in ‘Paint’ Sneak Peek

Take out your canvas and paintbrush, because we’re about to paint some happy little clouds with Bob Ross Carl Nargle.

IFC Films has released an exclusive first-look image of the new comedy film, Paint. The 54-year-old Owen Wilson is set to play Nargle, a Vermont artist who also happens to be the number one painter on television (and who happens to look exactly like Ross).

In the sneak peek photo on Instagram, Wilson (fully in character) is painting a beautiful portrait and sporting the same iconic curly afro, beard and overall aesthetic of the late Bob Ross. 

“Who’s behind those happy little clouds?” the caption read. “It’s Carl Nargle, Vermont's No. 1 public access TV painter. Owen Wilson stars in PAINT, an off the (gallery) wall comedy coming to theaters in 2023!”

Ross captured the hearts of many in the beloved PBS special, The Joy of Painting, which first premiered in 1983. With his soft voice and delicate brush strokes, Ross would show viewers how to paint landscapes through various techniques. The talented painter sadly passed away in July 1995 at the age of 52, due to complications from lymphoma.

The late Bob Ross.
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Paint will also star  Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids), Stephen Root (Barry), Michaela Watkins (Casual), Ciara Renée (The Flash), Lusia Strus (50 First Dates) and Lucy Freyer.

Mark your calendars: Paint premieres in theaters on April 28, 2023.

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