Egyptian-Canadian Mena Massoud to star as Prince Thomas in Netflix's 'The Royal Treatment'

Ahram Online , Friday 29 Jan 2021

In the royalty-flavored production, Massoud will star opposite American actress Laura Marano

Mena Massoud
Mena Massoud at an event for Jack Ryan (2018) (Photo: IMDb)
In the new film, the star of Disney's Aladdin will be joined by young American actress Laura Marano.
The story of The Royal Treatment revolves around Isabella (Laura Marano), the manager of a beauty salon and that of Prince Thomas who is about to get married out of convenience rather than love. When the salon is asked to style the attendees of the royal wedding, Isabella and Prince Thomas meet and take control of their destinies. 
The film will be directed by Rick Jacobson with a screenplay by Holly Hester. According to Deadline, a magazine revealing the Hollywood news, the filming will take place in New Zealand.
It is not known yet when the film will be released on Netflix.
25-year-old American actress Laura Marano is best known for her role of Celia Lieberman in The Perfect Date (2019) directed by Chris Nelson and the TV series Austin & Ally (2011-2016) where she played Ally Dawson.
Laura Marano
Laura Marano (Photo: IMDb)
Born in 1991 to Egyptian parents and raised in Canada, Mena Massoud launched his acting career in Canadian cinema and television.
He conquered Hollywood by starring in the film Aladdin, opposite Will Smith and Naomi Scott. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the film was shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 92nd Academy Awards but was ultimately not nominated.
Following Aladdin, Massoud also appeared in a short video with Will Smith titled ‘Friend Like Me’ and a TV show called Reprisal.
He also lends his voice to Rumi in Lamia's Poem, an animated film which is yet to be released.
Earlier this week Massoud revealed that he will also star in an Egyptian film 'Fe Ez Al-Dohr' directed by Morcos Adel.
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