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Exclusively from TVLine:
9-1-1: Lone Star is receiving a visit from Disney royalty next month. Mena Massoud, who played the title role in 2019’s live-action Aladdin, is guest-starring in the Fox drama’s Feb. 8 episode (9/8c) as Salim, an alluring old flame of Marjan’s (Natacha Karam), TVLine has learned exclusively.
“He’s someone from Marjan’s past… and maybe a little bit from her present,” showrunner Tim Minear tells us. “He’s funny, sexy, everything you’d want — and his arrival will give us more insight into who Marjan is.”
And here’s some fun background on how this casting came to be: “When we wrote this role and started casting it, [Karam] brought him up because they’re friends,” Minear says of Massoud. “They’re old buddies. He loves the show, but he also loves her, which means I was able to get him for an episode. [Laughs] The fact that they have an old friendship comes across. Their chemistry with each other is not acting, it’s real. They really care about each other.”
In addition to starring in Aladdin — a role he’ll reprise in a forthcoming sequel — Massoud has been involved in a number of small-screen projects, including Amazon’s Jack Ryan and Hulu’s Reprisal.
Elsewhere in Lone Star‘s Feb. 8 episode, titled “Friends With Benefits,” the 126 arrives on the scene as a wedding “comes crumbling down,” while Grace assists a dominatrix and her slave when they become “tied up” in a life-threatening emergency. Meanwhile, Owen and Gwyneth try to label their new dynamic, and T.K. finally meets Carlos’ parents.
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Exclusively from Deadline:
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is adding another royal feature to its canon. Austin & Ally alum Laura Marano (The Perfect Date, ) and Mena Massoud, who starred in the Disney live-action Aladdin remake, are set to star in The Royal Treatment romance feature for Netflix. Rick Jacobson is directing the pic from a screenplay by Holly Hester Marano will produce with Ellen Marano and Vanessa Marano for Calabrian Rhode and Chloe Smith.
The story follows Isabella and Prince Thomas. Isabella runs her own salon and isn’t afraid to speak her mind, while Prince Thomas runs his own country and is about to marry for duty rather than love. When Izzy and her fellow stylists get the opportunity of a lifetime to do the hair for the royal wedding, she and Prince Thomas learn that taking control of their own destiny requires following their hearts.
Executive producers are Steve Berman and Dan Read for FFI. Production will take place in New Zealand.
Marano returns to Netflix after starring in the 2019 original film, The Perfect Date. Other credits include Saving Zoë, which she also produced, The War with Grandpa, and A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish. She is repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment and Marano Entertainment.
Massoud set to reprise his title role in the forthcoming Aladdin sequel, which Guy Ritchie is returning to direct. On the TV side, he most recently appeared in the Hulu series Reprisal with Abigail Spencer. Massoud is a client of Gersh and LINK Entertainment.
Accompanied by Egypt’s Ministers of Tourism and Antiquities and Emigration, Egyptian-Canadian film star Mena Massoud visited the Pyramids and the Sphinx this week during his visit to Egypt.
Massoud, star of the famous Disney movie “Aladdin”, landed in Cairo last week in preparation to film his first Egyptian movie “Fi Ezz Eddohr” (In Broad Light), written by Karim Sorour and directed by Mark Adel.
The actor was pleased with his visit, stating that he considers Egypt as one of the greatest countries in the world.
At the Pyramids, Massoud listened intently to a full explanation of their history, as well as the memorial painting that Pharaoh Thutmose IV ordered to place between the two hands of the Great Sphinx in Giza, in memory of a dream that the Pharaoh had before he ascended the throne of Egypt in 1401 BC.
Both ministers expressed their excitement and appreciation for Massoud’s visit to historical sites around Egypt, thanking him for his promotion of tourism in the country.
The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Anany said, “We are proud of successful Egyptians abroad, and we are always happy with their achievements.”
He added that Massoud is “one of those Egyptians who is proud of his homeland, Egypt.” The minister expressed his happiness that Massoud wants to learn more about Egypt’s civilization and its history.
Ambassador Nabila Makram, Minister of Emigration, remarked that Massoud is always willing to serve Egypt, and that he was the first ambassador for the presidential initiative “Speak Egyptian”, which aims to preserve the Egyptian national identity. Massoud created a video clip for the initiative in which he urged young Egyptians abroad to speak Arabic and preserve the Egyptian accent.
Markram thanked Massoud for his enthusiasm towards his homeland Egypt and his constant pride in his nationality and his identity.
During the visit, Massoud expressed his pride in his Egyptian heritage and its ancient civilization.
He added that he still has the same feelings of admiration for what he described as an “engineering miracle.”
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