*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.


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.