Get a First Look at Chad Michael Murray and Aly Michalka’s New Hallmark Movie ‘Sand Dollar Cove’

One Tree Hill and Gilmore Girls alum Chad Michael Murray and actor-singer Aly Michalka are teaming up for a Hallmark Channel summer romance. The pair will star in the upcoming movie Sand Dollar Cove, part of the network’s “Summer Nights” programming event

Aly Michalka and Chad Michael Murray dancing in front of a Ferris wheel in Sand Dollar Cove
Aly Michalka and Chad Michael Murray in Sand Dollar Cove | ©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Robert Clark

In the movie, Michalka plays a real estate developer who travels to a quaint, seaside town and clashes with a local man who owns the property she wants to buy. Check out some more images from the movie, which premieres on June 26, below. 

Aly Michalka plays a real estate developer in ‘Sand Dollar Cove’ 

Elli (Michalka) is a real estate developer who heads to the picturesque Connecticut town of Sand Dollar Cove with the goal of purchasing beachfront property for a new resort. The only thing standing in her way? Brody (Murray), a charming local man who holds the deed to the land. 

Aly Michalka and Chad Michael Murray building a Sand Castle in Sand Dollar Cove
Aly Michalka and Chad Michael Murray in Sand Dollar Cove | ©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Robert Clark

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Brody isn’t willing to sell unless he can be confident that Sand Dollar Cove’s beloved pier will remain intact. As Elli tries to negotiate a deal, an undeniable connection between her and Brody grows. Gradually, she becomes more invested in the town and its residents. That inspires her to come up with a design for the resort that makes everyone happy. 

Sand Dollar Cove is based on the book of the same name by Nancy Naigle. Clare Bowen and Glynnis O’Connor also star in the film. 

Expect sand castles, barbecues, and romance in ‘Sand Dollar Cove’ 

Chad Michael Murray and Aly Michalka toasting in Sand Dollar Cove movie
Glynnis O’Connor, Chad Michael Murray, Aly Michalka, and Clare Bowen in Sand Dollar Cove | ©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Robert Clark

While we don’t have too many details about the plot of Sand Dollar Cove, Hallmark has revealed some images from the movie, and they seem to promise plenty of beachy fun and romance. 

In one, Elli and Brody build an elaborate sand castle on the beach. In another, they dance together in front of an illuminated Ferris wheel. There’s also a photo of the pair toasting at a seaside barbecue. 

Hallmark Channel’s other ‘Summer Nights’ movies 

Sand Dollar Cove is one of four all-new movies that’s part of Hallmark’s “Summer Nights” programming event. 

Things kick off on June 5 with You Had Me at Aloha, a Hawaii-set rom-com starring When Calls the Heart stars Pascale Hutton and Kavan Smith. It’s followed by The Baker’s Son with Brant Daugherty as a lovelorn baker and Eloise Mumford as his best friend on June 12. Her Pen Pal stars Mallory Jansen as an event planner who reconnects with her childhood pen pal (Josh Sasse) as she helps plan her best friend’s wedding in Paris. It premieres June 19. 

Sand Dollar Cove premieres Saturday, June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel. 

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