Owen Wilson with a perm and palette in hand channels Bob Ross in first look from Paint; Bradley Cooper and Steven Spielberg unite for new Frank Bullitt movie


New project and first looks have been released for some most-anticipated films in Hollywood. Owen Wilson’s first look as Bob Ross-like artist has been dropped from Paint and Bradley Cooper has been roped in to play Frank Bullitt by Steven Spielberg to headline his new original Bullitt story centered on the classic character famously played by Steven McQueen in the 1968 thriller.

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Owen Wilson looks unrecognizable as Bob Ross-like artist in first look from ‘Paint’


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IFC Films has released the first image of Owen Wilson in the comedy about a famous television painter with a very distinct look, that of a perm hairdo. Wilson plays Carl Nargle, the top public television artist in Vermont well-known for his perm and easy-to-follow landscape painting style. However, everything goes for a toss when he starts getting serious competition from a younger and better artist. The film comes from writer-director Brit McAdams who makes his feature directorial debut and is slated for a theatrical release on April 28, 2023.

Wilson’s character description and his look remind one of PBS painting giant Bob Ross, whose dulcet tones and easy painting style was a hit with the viewers not to mention his perm and button-down shirts. Like Ross, Wilson holds a palette in his hand as well as is seen smoking a pipe. The film also stars Michaela Watkins, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ciara Renée, Lusia Strus, Stephen Root, and newcomer Lucy Freyer. Sam Maydew of Silver Lining Entertainment is producing the project with help from financier Peter Brant while Wilson executive produces with Richard J. Bosner and Joel David Moore.

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Bradley Cooper to play Frank Bullitt in Steven Spielberg’s new original movie

Steven Spielberg and Bradley Cooper are all set to unite for the filmmaker’s new original Bullitt story based on the classic character famously portrayed by Steven McQueen in the 1968 thriller. The film will also be produced by Cooper along with Spielberg and his producing partner Kristie Macosko Krieger. Josh Singer is on board to write the script while Steve McQueen’s son, Chad ,and granddaughter Molly McQueen will exec produce the new movie.

Reportedly, the film is not a remake or a reboot of the original movie but a new idea centered on the character. In the original film, Frank Bullitt is a no-nonsense San Francisco cop who tries to hunt down the mob kingpin who killed his witness.

(Source: Instagram/Deadline)