IFC Films Acquires Owen Wilson Vermont Painter Comedy ‘Paint’

Specific: IFC Films have snapped up the North American rights to the new Owen Wilson comedy color From writer and director Britt McAdams.

Based on the screenplay of The Blacklist 2010, color follows Vermont’s No. 1 public television painter Carl Nagle, who’s convinced he has it all: a signature perm, custom van, and fans hanging on his every stroke… until a younger, better artist Doesn’t steal everything (and everyone) Carl loves. The picture will get a theatrical release on April 28, 2023 and will stream exclusively on AMC+ later that year.

“We are thrilled to finally be working with the immense and versatile talent of Owen Wilson as he brings to life the character of Carl Nargal effortlessly from an intelligent script and direction by Britt McAdams,” said Ariana Boko, President of IFC Films. color It has all the makings of a quotable comedy, and we hope viewers of all ages are ready for lots of laughs and lots of heart.

“At every stage of filming, we have struggled to team up with talented collaborators who are also good people,” said McAdams. From our first conversation, IFC felt like the perfect home for Paint, not only Because of how much he loves the film and how much he is respected in the industry, but also because of who he is as a person, we are all very excited to include his signature in this picture.

The deal for the film was negotiated by Scott Shuman, head of acquisitions and production for IFC Films, with UTA on behalf of the filmmakers.

Wilson stars in the first season of the critically acclaimed Disney+ series bottle gourd. He has worked in hit films like wedding Crashers, zoolander, marley and meAs well as the cinematic canon of Wes Anderson.

The rest of the cast includes IFC Films alum Michaela Watkins (Werewolves Within, Sword of Trust, CBS’ The Unicorn), Wendy McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids, ABC The Goldbergs), Ciara Renee (Hawkgirl from The CW’s Arrowverse), Lucia Strauss (Search Party, 50 First Dates), newcomers Lucy Freer and Stephen Root (HBO’s Barry, Office Space,

Silver Lining Entertainment’s Sam Medev is producing with financier Peter Brant, and Wilson is producing with Richard J. Bosner and Joel are serving as executive producers, along with David Moore.

The next award winning documentary for IFC Films is bad ax From director David Sive, which recently won Best First Documentary Feature at the Critics’ Choice Awards. as well as the critically acclaimed film broach From Mary Kreutzer and starring Vicky Cripps. The film recently received nominations at the upcoming European Film Awards and the Gotham Awards, as well as the Cannes Un Certain Regard Award for Best Performance and is Austria’s official selection for International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards.