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Is Lavania a Real Place? See Where 'The Royal Treatment' Was Filmed!

The new movie The Royal Treatment was just released on Netflix and most of the movie takes place in Lavania.

If you’re anything like us, you probably went right to Google just to confirm if Lavania is a real country or not.

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Mena Massoud & Laura Marano Star in Netflix's 'Royal Treatment' Trailer - Watch Now!

Laura Marano and Mena Massoud star in the debut trailer for their new Netflix movie The Royal Treatment!

Here’s a synopsis of the movie: 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. Chelsie Preston Crayford, Grace Bentley-Tsibuah, and Cameron Rhodes also star.

The film will debut on Netflix on January 20, 2022. Check out the trailer, embedded below.

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Laura Marano & Mena Massoud Will Star in Royal Romance Movie For Netflix

Laura Marano and Mena Massoud are set to star in a new Netflix film titled The Royal Treatment.

Deadline reports that the movie centers on the romance between Isabella (Marano) and Prince Thomas (Massoud).

“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,” the summary reads. “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.”

Laura is set to produce the movie as well, alongside mom Ellen and sister Vanessa for their Calabrian Rhode Productions company, alongside Chloe Smith.

Rick Jacobson will direct the screenplay by Holly Hester.

The Royal Treatment marks Laura‘s return to Netflix, after her starring role in The Perfect Date with Noah Centineo.

Mena most recently appeared in the Hulu series Reprisal and is set to reprise his role as this Disney prince!

Mena Massoud Reveals Healthy Vegan 'Chickpea Salad' Recipe

Aladdin‘s Mena Massoud doesn’t describe himself as vegan or vegetarian but rather plant-based. He gets into why in his upcoming cookbook, Evolving Vegan, out September 15th.

“It’s not about labels, or eating habits or any of that crap,” the 28-year-old actor has said. “It’s about evolving in the right direction so that we can help save our planet, our bodies and our fellow living souls.”

Last year, Mena invested in the San Diego-based vegan restaurant Plant Power Fast Food. The fast-food chain serves vegan versions of popular American fast food menu items such as the “Big Zac”, obviously a play off of the McDonald’s Big Mac.

You can preorder Mena‘s cookbook through Amazon.com! In the meantime, Mena shared his favorite chickpea salad recipe with Just Jared readers. Check it out:

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Netflix's 'Locke & Key' Cast Celebrate Their Series Premiere!

Bill Heck, Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott, Darby Stanchfield and Connor Jessup happily strike a pose together while hitting the red carpet at the Netflix series premiere of Locke & Key held at the Egyptian Theatre on Wednesday (February 5) in Hollywood.

The leading cast was joined at the event by their co-stars Thomas Mitchell Barnet, Laysla De Oliveira, Griffin Gluck, Sherri Saum, Asha Bromfeld, Coby Bird, Felix Mallard, Genevieve Kang, Hallea Jones, Jesse Camacho, Kevin Alves, Petrice Jones and Steven Williams, as well as executive producers Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, Joe Hill, Lindsey Springer, Michael Morris and Aron Coleite.

Laysla De Oliveira was accompanied by her boyfriend Jonathan Keltz who came out to show his support, as well as Aladdin‘s Mena Massoud.

Locke & Key is set to premiere on Netflix tomorrow, February 7 – Watch the trailer here!

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'Aladdin' Live-Action Sequel: Everything to Know Amid Spin-Off News for Billy Magnussen's Prince Anders

It was just announced that Billy Magnussen‘s Aladdin character Prince Anders has a spin-off movie in the works, but did you know that Disney is also planning a sequel to the live-action film?

Fans have been upset about Billy, the one white actor in a cast of diverse stars, getting his own movie as Aladdin star Mena Massoud recently said that he hasn’t landed any auditions since the movie came out.

Well, it sounds like Disney still loves Mena as he’s hinted that the sequel is a definite possibility. Reports have claimed that the sequel will follow animated sequel Return of Jafar, though that’s not yet confirmed.

“I don’t think it will be Return of Jafar, but I think there’s a possibility of a sequel, yes,” Mena told ET a couple months ago. “I think they should do one just about the animals. Like, Abu, Raja, Iago and the carpet all get together. Throwing it out there!”

Back in August, producer Dan Lin opened up about plans for a sequel.

“We’d love to,” he told SYFY Wire. “People clearly loved the movie and watched it multiple times and we get lots of fan letters and people asking us to make Return [of] Jafar, and I can just tell you that we’re in early stages right now, but we’re certainly talking about another movie. Like with Aladdin, it will not be a straight remake of any movie that’s been made before, so we’re looking at ‘where’s the best way to go with these characters.’”

Dan added, “we’d love to have [director] Guy [Ritchie] back and get the team back together. If we do another Aladdin movie, we’d certainly love to have him at the helm.”

In another interview a month later, Dan basically confirmed that Return of Jafar won’t be the basis for the sequel.

“We’re exploring lots of different ways that we can go but certainly, fans are saying, ‘we want to see more of these characters,’ but they want to see the next adventure,” he told Yahoo UK. “We’re talking now about where that could go but I don’t think it’s going to be a straight remake of The Return of Jafar.”

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Abigail Spencer, Rodrigo Santoro & Mena Massoud Celebrate 'Reprisal' Season One Premiere!

Abigail Spencer happily poses alongside her co-star Rodrigo Santoro while hitting the red carpet at the season one premiere of their Hulu series Reprisal held at ArcLight Cinemas on Thursday (December 5) in Hollywood, Calif.

The 38-year-old actress and the 44-year-old actor were joined at the event by their co-stars Mena Massoud, Rhys Wakerfield, Madison Davenport, Gilbert Owuor, Bethany Anne Lind, Rebeca Robles, Lea DeLaria, Shane Callahan, Wavyy Jonez, Craig Tate and Blake Sheldon, as well as executive producers Josh Corbin, Warren Littlefield and Barry Jossen.

Here’s a synopsis: “Reprisal is a hyper-noir story that follows a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, sets out to take revenge against her brother and his bombastic gang of gearheads.”

The upcoming drama series from the executive producer of The Handmaid’s Tale is available to stream on Hulu now – Watch the trailer here!

FYI: Mena Massoud is wearing Givenchy. Madison Davenport is wearing Hearts On Fire diamond band and Mémoire necklace.

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