Win a VIP Experience with FaceForward LA and Brett Dalton

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to rub elbows with some of your favorite celebrities at a glamorous charity gala in Los Angeles? Here’s your chance!

Brett Dalton recently announced, via Instagram, that he would be attending Face Forward’s 9th Annual La Dolce Vita Gala on September 22nd. His post invites fans to donate at least $10 toward the charity for a chance to be entered in a drawing to win a VIP experience for the night.

The event will be hosted by actor, Jeremy Piven, and include a musical performance by Grammy Award winning artist, Ne-Yo.

Face Forward’s mission is to provide emotional support and reconstructive surgery for women, children and men who have been victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and any cruel acts of crime.

Tickets for the September 22nd event are still available here and you can make your donations for a chance to enter in their sweepstakes here.

Brett Dalton co-stars in off Broadway Comedy ‘The Understudy’

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Brett Dalton is Jake in 'The Understudy'

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.

Brett Dalton, Eric Bryant and Andrea Syglowski rehearse for The Understudy

Starring alongside Brett Dalton are Eric Bryant as Harry (WCP's "Room Service" and "The Invisible Hand", for which he won the 2017 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play) and Andrea Syglowski as Roxanne ("A Doll's House" - IRNE Award nomination for Best Actress; "Venus in Fur" - Elliot Norton Award and IRNE Award for Best Actress; recipient of Robin Williams Scholarship). The play is directed by David Kennedy, in his tenth season as Playhouse associate artistic director.

The Understudy season runs from August 14 to September 1.

Tickets can be purchased via the Wesport Country Playhouse.

Brett Dalton’s Upcoming TV Projects

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Brett Dalton has some exciting upcoming projects, and will be back on your television screens sooner than you think! Just in time to make you swoon this Valentine’s Day, The Hallmark Channel has confirmed that Cooking with Love will premiere on February 11th at 9:00PM. There will also be repeat showings scheduled throughout the month (check the Hallmark Channel’s website here for listings), and watch the promo by clicking here!

Cooking with Love is a film about finding love in the most unlikely of places. Kelly (Ali Liebert) is a TV producer in the running for a promotion. When the head chef of her children’s cooking show suffers an unexpected injury, Kelly hires controversial celebrity chef Stephen (Brett Dalton) as a replacement. The pair can’t seem to agree on anything, but that doesn’t stop sparks from flying on set. You can also watch a ‘Behind the Scenes’ video here.

It has now been confirmed that Dalton’s next project is a guest appearance on ABC’s new crime drama, Deception. Dalton initially tweeted on his birthday that he was flying to set, but it wasn’t until a fan encountered him in New York that we had more to go on.

We received further confirmation that he might be appearing on the show this season when one of the show’s stars, Ilfenesh Hadera, posted a photo of Brett with her co-star, Jack Cutmore-Scott, from set.

We now know that Dalton will be playing a character named Isaac Walker in the new series. At this time he is confirmed to appear in episode 11, with the series commencing on March 11. We will update you if we obtain any more information surrounding this new role. 

For more Cooking with Love, see the images in our gallery here

Are you excited for Brett’s upcoming projects? Hit us up in the comments below!

Brett Dalton cast in Hallmark movie ‘Cooking with Love’

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Brett Dalton has been cast in a new Hallmark movie entitled Cooking with Love. Slated to air in February 2018, the film will feature as part of the channel’s Valentine’s Day line up throughout the month. At this time no plot details have been announced, but filming is already underway in Vancouver, and the movie is expected to finish production on December 21st.  The film will also feature Kimberly Sustad (The Romeo SectionWalking the Dog). Wonder’s Ali Liebert is on board to produce.

This will be Dalton’s first role post Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and adds to his growing list as leading man. We will continue to closely follow this upcoming project and update you with new details as they become available.

Are you excited for this new role? Let us know in the comments!

Win a trip to meet Brett Dalton

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You may not know that Brett Dalton became an honorary committee member of Face Forward LA in 2016. Brett has teamed up with them to bring you the VIP Con experience of your dreams to celebrate his recent return to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Starting with just a $10 donation, you can be automatically entered to win a trip for you and a guest to one of Brett’s upcoming 2017 conventions. Once there, you’ll get the chance to meet and hang out with the actor himself.

Face Forward’s mission is to provide emotional support and reconstructive surgery for women, children and men who have been victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and any cruel acts of crime.

Two grand prize winners will be chosen on or around May 11th before Brett’s next convention in Harrisburg. All the information you need is right here, and best of luck to all the donors!

Brett Dalton returns to Agents of SHIELD

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Warning: major spoilers for Tuesday’s episode of Agents of SHIELD ‘Self-Control’. Although if you made it this far you probably already know…

First he was Agent Grant Ward, the straight-laced Specialist who could shoot the legs off a flea at 500 yards, so long as it wasn’t windy. Then he was Grant Ward, the Hydra sleeper agent who betrayed his team and lost everything he cared about. Next came Grant Ward, leader of a new Hydra revolution, who experienced a somewhat crushing defeat at the hand of is-he-really-a-Director-if-his-agency’s-disbanded Coulson. Somehow, against all odds, he returned as Hive, an alien wearing that familiar Grant Ward face. And now he’s back, back again. This time as Grant Ward: virtual reality boyfriend?

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. concluded the second pod of it’s fourth season, subtitled ‘LMD’, by revealing that virtually the entire team has been trapped in Aida’s VR ‘Framework’ and replaced by LMDs. In a last-gasp attempt to save their friends, Daisy (Chloe Bennet) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) decide to enter the Framework, planning to ‘wake’ the team. Of course, nothing ever works out as imagined in this universe. Daisy emerges in the VR realm to the news that she and her boyfriend are getting called in on a mission. Daisy assumes that she’s about to see Lincoln, saying his name before emerging into the bedroom. As she moves through the room we see a photo of Daisy and her beau. Spoiler alert: it’s not Lincoln.

That’s right folks, it’s time for things to get weird. Many long-time watchers of Agents of SHIELD have been calling for Brett Dalton’s return since Hive exploded at the end of last season and, as first reported by EW, their pleas have been heard. Although he has yet to actually reappear on the show, Marvel themselves offered confirmation of Framework Grant Ward, with further assurances from the showrunners.

As revealed in the latest episode, the premise of Aida’s Framework is that a regret will be fixed for each of the agents. Of course, fixing things can have unpredictable results. It seems that Grant Ward looms large in the list of regrets for Daisy, now seemingly immersed in the persona of the character we first met, Skye. At this stage it isn’t clear how hard people in the Framework have to fight to hold on to reality, and ‘real’ Daisy has no reason to love Ward. It’s anyone’s guess how this particular Skyeward reunion will play out. But one thing’s for sure, Brett Dalton is back and, in a moment I never thought would happen, I’ll leave you with some final thoughts from Jed Whedon: “…we wanted to have Brett back. We missed him.”

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday April 4, 10PM on ABC

Lost in Florence – Review

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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.