Paint Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review


April 7, 2023
1hr 36min
Status: released

Trailer, Teaser & Videos

Where to Watch Paint (Stream)

Paint Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
Release dateApril 7, 2023
Running time1hr 36min
Age ratingPG-13
StarringOwen Wilson
Michaela Watkins
Ciara Renée
Stephen Root
Wendi McLendon-Covey
Lucy Freyer
Lusia Strus
Michael Pemberton
Directed by Brit McAdams
Written byBrit McAdams
Produced bySam Maydew
Peter Brant
Cinematography by Patrick Cady
Edited by Sofi Marshall
Music byLyle Workman
Production CompanyBlue Creek Pictures
Silver Lining Entertainment
White Birch Films
Distributor IFC Films

Paint Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Owen Wilson as Carl Nargle, a fictional character based on Bob Ross
  • Michaela Watkins as Katherine
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey as Wendy
  • Ciara Renée as Ambrosia
  • Lucy Freyer as Jenna
  • Lusia Strus as Beverly
  • Stephen Root as Tony
  • Michael Pemberton as Dr. Bradford Lenihan
  • Denny Dillon as PBS host
  • Evander Duck Jr. as Reuban
  • Ryan Czerwonko as a young bar regular


The film centers on Carl Nargle (Owen Wilson), who has hosted Vermont’s #1 painting show for nearly three decades. While Carl’s signature whisper has long kept viewers from Pittsfield to St. Albans breathlessly hanging on his every stroke, the station eventually hires a younger, better painter who steals everything and everyone Carl loves.

Paint Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Worldwide Collection$811,739

About Paint Movie:

Paint is an American comedy-drama film written and directed by Brit McAdams. The film stars Owen Wilson, Michaela Watkins, Ciara Renée, Stephen Root, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Lucy Freyer, Lusia Strus, and Michael Pemberton.

Brit McAdams’ feature film directorial debut.

The screenplay was featured on 2010’s Black List of most-liked unproduced screenplays.

Owen Wilson’s character, Carl Nargle, was inspired by Bob Ross.

Principal photography took place from April 2021 to June 2021 in Albany, New York.

Paint was originally set to be released by IFC Films on April 28, 2023, but was moved to April 7, 2023.

The film was released digitally on May 9, with a Blu-ray and DVD release to follow on July 25.

Paint made $293,000 from 819 theaters on its first day, and a total of $570,512 in its opening weekend, finishing in ninth.