by Cat MacRae

The Understudy,” is a backstage comedy by Theresa Rebeck and Brett Dalton will be headlining as Jake in the upcoming season at the Wesport Country Playhouse. Set in a broadway theater, the play centers around the understudy who has been called in to cover Jake, a C-list movie star trying to gain some stage cred.

The play itself focuses on the American obsession with celebrity and the way that it has corrupted  the theater industry. Jake is the quintessential movie star, with a toned physique and air of smug satisfaction at his blossoming career. His latest movie is a hit, and he’s playing Kafka on Broadway alongside an even bigger movie star. In the titular role of the understudy, Harry becomes increasingly angry at Jake’s wooden performance.

Read more here.

Gallery Update – Heroes Assemble

Brett Dalton attended Heroes Assemble in Paris, France on the weekend of June 9-10, 2018. All photos are now available in our gallery. You can see them here!

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Brett Dalton cast in new thriller ‘A Bend in the Road’

By Lily Miranda

Brett Dalton is looking to the road ahead by jumping onboard director/writer David Frigerio’s newest project, A Bend in the Road, which is scheduled to begin filming sometime next year. Diego Boneta (Scream Queens) has been cast alongside Dalton, with actress Alexis Knapp (Pitch Perfect) reportedly in talks to join.

According to Deadline who broke the news earlier, the premise of the film will focus on two step-sisters who are at odds with each other after the tragic death their respective parents. One of the heiresses decides to hire a drifter to kill her step sister for the $100 million inheritance left to them after their parent’s deaths.

Frigerio is best known for sci-fi thriller The Signal which starred Laurence Fishburne and Olivia Cook. He authored the screenplay for A Bend in the Road with Suzanne Fitzpatrick, adapting it from a story he co-wrote with Darby Parker.

The film will be produced by Jordan Yale Levine, of Yale Productions, and Scott Levinson. Frigerio will also sign on as Executive Producer.

There is no official word yet on which character Brett will be playing in the film, or a potential release date, although the movie is set to film in 2017. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.

Con Appearances

Brett Dalton has a busy con schedule coming up over the next few months and we’ve got you covered! We’ll be livetweeting and updating with photos and video as they become available. You can see all the latest on our Twitter, or right here on our Con page, where you’ll also find links to ticket outlets for upcoming events.

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Redbubble Update

Our Redbubble online store has just been updated with our new “Twitter Edition”, featuring some of Brett Dalton’s best Twitter moments. You can still purchase the original artwork that’s been there from the start! All proceeds from every sale made will benefit Habitat for Humanity or PETA, charities that are very special to Brett. All transactions are safe and private. Thank you to all the fans for all of your continued support with our site, Brett and these two charities. Click here to check out all the cool new swag that you can now own while giving back!


The Resurrection of Gavin Stone – Exclusive interview with director Dallas Jenkins

By Cat MacRae

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, starring Brett Dalton (Gavin Stone) and Anjelah Johnson (Kelly Richardson) will be released this Friday, January 20. The movie tells the story of a washed-up child star, Gavin Stone, who is sentenced to perform community service at a local church. Whilst trying to avoid mopping floors and cleaning toilets, Gavin stumbles upon the auditions for the church’s annual Passion Play. In order to land the role of Jesus, he pretends to be a Christian, but ends up getting much more than he bargained for. Struggling to work out who he really is, Gavin finds a community ready to welcome him as one of their own.

With the release only a few days away, we caught up with director Dallas Jenkins to find out more about this story of ‘faith and forgiveness’.

BrettDaltonOrg: What message do you hope will stay with audiences after they’ve seen this film?
Dallas Jenkins: That church, for all its flaws, is actually a place where a special kind of community is found that can change your life. That a good church welcomes without judgment, loves without condition, and forgives without limit. I hope churchgoers and outsiders are reminded of that.

Your son was involved with some of the casting – can you tell us a bit more about that process? 
Well, he was only involved with casting one certain actor we all know and love! He’s a big Marvel nerd and loves Agents of SHIELD, and I still have the text where he told me I should cast Brett Dalton as Gavin. Even after he explained who Brett was, I was skeptical. There was nothing about Grant Ward that said “this is Gavin” to me, as Gavin is charismatic, obnoxious, funny, etc.. But I relented and had our casting director send Brett the script, and he loved it. Once he auditioned it was pretty clear our search was over.

What was your favorite scene to shoot while making the movie?
For humor, I loved shooting the scene where Gavin is asked to pray on the spot and has no idea what he’s doing. Brett and the guys on the scene all did some good improvs and made the scene fantastic. For heart, my favorite scene is when Anjelah Johnson as Kelly tells Gavin why their church shows unconditional grace. They were both so good in the scene, and it’s both funny and heartfelt, I absolutely loved it.

What inspired you to tell this particular story?
I love the fish out of water element. I think if you want to make audiences identify with a character, make them an outsider. And I thought it would be really interesting to tell the story of what church is like through the eyes of an outsider. And the notion of him pretending to be a Christian so he can fit in I knew was ripe for great humor.

What is it about Gavin’s character that you hope audiences will relate to?
We’ve all felt out of place at some point. We’ve also all had that
moment when we realize the world doesn’t revolve around us. What happens then?

With the great chemistry between the actors, what onscreen dynamic is your favorite, or which are you most looking forward to audiences seeing?
I hope audiences see that while Gavin and Kelly don’t quite fit at the beginning, they both go on journeys that criss cross with each other. They both have a lot to learn, and I think when you start to see Kelly warm up to Gavin and warm up in general, and Gavin start to mature, it’s really cool, and not in the typical slapsticky rom-com way.

What three words would you use to describe this movie?
Heartfelt, authentic, and really funny. Wait, that’s more than three words.

Do you have any funny “behind the scenes” stories you can share with us?
In the moment in the trailer when Gavin greets the woman at church by kissing both her cheeks, she had no idea Brett was going to do that, and her reaction is real.

What challenges did you face making The Resurrection of Gavin Stone in comparison to other films you’ve worked on?
This was the first movie I made with Hollywood companies footing the bill, involved from the beginning, so making a movie with producers looking over my shoulder and very eager to make sure I didn’t screw up was a new one for me!

What was it like working with lead actor, Brett Dalton, whose character is in almost every scene of the film?
Brett’s fantastic. He gave me such a gift with his performance. And what I like about him is that he doesn’t just do what his idea is, and he doesn’t just do what I say, he’s thoughtful and passionate and makes sure that we’re on the same page with each scene.

Did anyone in this hilarious cast ad-lib any of their lines and did any of those ad-libs make it into the film?
Absolutely! There’s a scene where Gavin is in church for the first time trying to fit in, trying to look like a regular churchgoer, and I had him walk through the church lobby randomly greeting people. At one point he looks at someone, holds up his bible, and says, “hey, we have the same book!”

You can follow @GavinStoneMovie on Twitter or find them on Facebook and Instagram. You can find a list of theaters screening the movie on their website here. We’ll keep you updated with information about VOD platforms and international release as it becomes available.

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone will be released on January 20, 2017

Lost In Florence – Review

By Lizzie Hanna

Lost in Florence is an open love letter to its namesake, the Italian city of Florence, filtered through the lens of a visiting American football player. Written and directed by Evan Oppenheimer, the romantic drama mixes love, sport and Italian culture to the beautiful backdrop of a timeless city.

Eric Lombard (Brett Dalton) is visiting his cousin Anna (Stana Katic) and her Florentine husband, Gianni (Marco Bonini), when he decides to propose to his long-time girlfriend, Colleen (Emily Atack). Unfortunately for him, she rejects his proposal and flees back to the US, but not before telling him that it’s time to give up on his football dreams and face reality. Devastated, Eric decides to stay in Florence a while longer.

After days of watching him sulk, Gianni decides to bring Eric to a game of “calcio storico”, a sport that seems to meld American football, rugby, and soccer all into one brutal match. Despite the dangers of the historic game, Eric proves himself to the captain, Paolo (Alessandro Preziosi), and joins the team. It isn’t long before Eric meets Paolo’s attractive girlfriend, Stefania (Alessandra Mastronardi),  and things start to unravel as the two pursue a secret relationship.

Dalton gives a strong performance as the would-be football star, and expertly plays the indecisive vulnerability of his character. Also memorable is Dalton’s comedic timing, which gets the chance to shine through in one particular scene as Eric pretends to be a local to two inquiring tourists.  Alongside him is co-star Mastronardi, who is engaging in her role as Eric’s Italian love interest. Perhaps the most surprising onscreen relationship, however, is that between the two cousins. Katic brings a genuine charm to her character, and the honest and playful affection between her character and Dalton’s is a pleasure to watch.

Whilst Lost in Florence is somewhat predictable, its moments of humour and doses of Florentine culture makes for an enjoyable film. At every turn, the audience is treated to Florence’s astounding architecture and wealth of art, which is proudly woven into the film’s core themes. One can’t help but envy Eric’s brief interlude with the picturesque countryside amongst the vineyards, moped excursions and gelato. In the end, it would come as no surprise if you end up googling flights to Italy once stepping out of the film.

Lost in Florence is out on VOD platforms now.

Trust No One – Out now!

SYNOPSIS: Ben has intel people have killed for trying to get at. With time and choices running out…there really is nobody left to trust.

The crowdfunded short film Trust No One, from Simon Kassianides is now available to watch. The film, written and directed by Kassianides, who also stars, was released this weekend and can be streamed online here, or you can watch it below. The movie co-stars Brett Dalton in the role of Viktor.

Trust No One – Exclusive Interview

by Lily Miranda

Brett Dalton and Simon Kassianides recently got together to give an exclusive interview about their latest project together. Last month, the two friends launched an ambitious Kickstarter campaign in the hope of crowd funding an independent short film they’re planning, co-starring Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe.

Written and directed by Simon, Trust No One follows Ben (Kassianides) who has intel that many are trying to get their hands on. With time running out and choices getting harder to make, Ben quickly realizes that there really is no one left he can trust.

With approximately 60% of the project currently funded, the team behind Trust No One is getting close to the finish line in hopes of making their goal.

Brett and Simon sat down to answer a few questions for us about Trust No One, including questions from fans on Twitter. Click on the link below to find out all you need to know about this incredible film, including why this project is worth your time – and money!

Be sure to visit the Trust No One Kickstarter page here for more information about this fantastic project, and to make your pledge before it’s too late. The deadline according to Kickstarter is on March 14th at 6:55PM EST. Don’t forget to check back with us here and on Twitter for some exclusive content from this interview that we will be posting as the campaign continues.

Update 3/14/16: Trust No One is now fully funded with $69,176 pledged.

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