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20 July 22nd, 2015 Brandon Barash To Play Michael Mancini/Thomas Calabro In The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story On Lifetime!

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General Hospital alum Brandon Barash (Johnny Zacchara) has been making quite a name for himself in primetime television of late, and the popular actor can  now add another intriguing credit to his name.

The cast of Lifetime’s upcoming TV motion picture, The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story has been released, and Barash will play bad guy Michael Mancini originally played by Melrose Place series star, Thomas Calabro!

Other members of the cast include (role/original cast member, then actor in TV movie): Amanda Woodward/Heather Locklear:  Ciara Hanna, Allison Parker/CourtneyThorne-Smith: Rebecca Dalton, Billy Campbell/Andrew Shue: Frank Bailey, Jake Hanson/Grant Show: Ryan Bruce, Jane Mancini/Josie Bissett:  Chloe McClay, Jo Reynolds/Daphne Zuniga: Ali Cobrin, Kimberly Shaw/Marcia Cross: Teagan Vincze, Matt Fielding/Doug Savant: Joseph Coleman, Michael Mancini/Thomas Calabro: Brandon Barash, Rhonda Blair/Vanessa A. Williams: Karissa Tynes, Sydney Andrews/Laura Leighton: Chelsea Hobbs, Aaron Spelling:  Dan Castellaneta, Darren Star: Adam Korso.

The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story on will bow on Lifetime on October 10th!
What do you think about Brandon taking on Michael Mancini played by Thomas Calabro? Share your thoughts below!

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  1. MBmomof3 says:

    As a huge Melrose Place fan I can’t wait for this movie. I think Brandon Barash is excellent casting. Great news!

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    Carolina replied

    Agree. Fantastic casting.

    Has anybody seen Calabro today? He looks 19!!! He could play himself from 20 years ago since he hasn’t aged one bit.

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  2. jonboy says:

    Yeah, I can see him in the role. I just can’t imagine how good this project could possibly be.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    I’m not usually one for “behind the scenes” unauthorized storytelling, but I just have such great memories of watching MP with my oldest daughter, my sisters and friends. The ’90′s were really great for me and I just have such fond memories of that period of my life. Hope the storytelling is done in a captivating way.

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  3. Loretta Corrine says:

    He will be great. He’s a very good actor and he is a perfect match. You will be awesome can’t wait to watch it. .

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  4. Harry says:

    I don’t get it

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    davlestev1 replied

    Lol harry me either what is the point

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    SZima replied

    What don’t you get?

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    Ces replied

    me neither. lol

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  5. Melissa says:

    Thrilled with this news. Michael Mancini was one of my faves on that show, and Thomas Calabro was a hottie. Excellent casting for both acting and hotness factor with Brandon!

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  6. tskyent says:

    Perfect! He’ll do great!

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  7. mark says:

    I loved Melrose but it wasnt that great and why in the world would they make a movie about it?

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  8. Charday says:

    I miss that hot man on GH, but look forward to the movie.

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  9. Jane says:

    All wrong, just bad casting. He doesn’t have that look the actor did, there has to be an unknown/somebody else somewhere. This makes wonder about the rest of the casting.

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  10. richard says:

    What is the point of these movies?? Who cares about “behind the scenes” dirt from a 90s show?? I don’t get it…….

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  11. Nicole Anderson says:

    Brandon is an amazing actor and an amazing person, he’ll be great in this. He is a genuinely nice guy, great to his fans, he talks with them on social media all the time, and knows their names/where they live, etc.

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  12. SZima says:

    I’m guessing the movie will be about all the “behind the scenes” stuff?
    Could be more interesting than the actual show was, LOL, although I was a big MP fan back in the day.

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  13. Timmm says:

    Good luck Johnny boy! I think this will be so bad it might just be funny! I was hoping Brandon would come back to GH to make a run at Sonny’s territory. THEN, after Johnny gets his hands on it, Anthony’s twin shows up and fights Johnny for the family business. Bruce Weitz was one of the all time greats on GH. Just to hear him say LU LU again would be worth it!

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  14. Aden says:

    Lol. I love these cheezy Unauthorized movies. They always have a little semblance of truth to them, based on what is common knowledge, but for the most part they are just fluff. Popcorn fare to relive our beloved old shows.

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    davlestev1 replied

    This one ripped this one’s clothes off in the trailer..she/he was an addict and showed up intoxicated on the set..shhh..girl on girl/man on man..with these four..umm..i’ll stick to TMZ for shock story..and since it’s 2015 even they would keep it kicking like …oh really?..meh…This movie should have been the opener to season 2 Queens of Drama..another show about nothing in general..but hey..let’s hope you’re entertained…lol

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