*The Hallmark Channel has tapped Michael Beach and Eddie Cibrian to star in its original TV movie “Playing Father,” to be directed by “ER” alum Eriq La Salle.

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Eriq La Salle

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project centers on a former musician who, despite having fans around the world, opts to return home to take a job teaching music to disenfranchised children so he can repair his relationship with his own family.

Beach will play a custodian who works at the school in which Cibrian’s character works.

“Playing Father” will premiere next year timed to Father’s Day.