Jack Coleman (“Heroes”) has been cast to star in “Rock the House,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie about a strained father-daughter relationship that is improved dramatically through the magic of rock n’ roll when the dad begins to realize that making a living doesn’t have to mean missing out on what really matters.
The movie has begun production and is slated to premiere on the network in 2011.
Dave Peterson (Coleman) is a successful and handsome career-driven attorney who barely spends time with his teenage daughter, Karen (Cassi Thomson, “Big Love”). Their routine regularly consists of Dave choosing work over spending time with her, and Karen retreating into her journal or iPod.
When Dave opens up his 25th high school reunion invitation to see photos of himself — a person he no longer resembles — he begins reconnecting with old friends, including members of his old high school band, The Groaners. Suddenly Dave begins to find ways to spend more time with Karen, and, for the first time, he puts his career on hold. But just days before Karen’s prom, when the prom organizing committee finds out that they are without a band for the big night, Karen decides to ask her father to get The Groaners on stage. It may cost him his big promotion so Dave has to decide once and for all how he should be prioritizing his time.
“Rock the House” is being produced by Larry Levinson Productions. Larry Levinson is the executive producer. Lincoln Lageson and Erik Helberg are the producers. Ernie Barbarash is directing from a script written by Joe Woolf.