'Heroes' star set for Hallmark Channel movie

Jack Coleman toplines original telefilm 'Rock the House'

Hallmark Channel is looking to "Rock the House," greenlighting an original movie toplined by "Heroes" star Jack Coleman.

Just as in "Heroes," in which Coleman's character is involved in a complicated father-daughter relationship with Claire (Hayden Panettiere), "Rock," which co-stars Cassi Thomson ("Big Love"), centers on a strained father-daughter relationship.

Coleman stars as Dave Peterson, a career-driven attorney who barely spends time with his teenage daughter, Karen (Thomson).

But when Dave opens up his 25th high school reunion invitation to see photos of himself, he begins reconnecting with old friends, including members of his high school band, the Groaners, and starts spending more time with Karen while putting his career on hold.

"Rock" has begun production for a premiere next year. Larry Levinson is executive producing with Lincoln Lageson; Erik Helberg is producing. Ernie Barbarash directs from a script by Joe Woolf.

"Heroes," which has been sliding in the ratings, wrapped its fourth season, and its future is up in the air.
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