Netflix’s New #1 Movie Is a Must-Watch Royal Rom-Com
This newly-released romance, titled The Royal Treatment, follows a hairdresser named Izzy (Laura Marano) who gets hired to do the hair and makeup for a royal wedding, after a chance encounter with the soon-to-be-married Prince Thomas (Mena Massoud). However, when she begins to develop feelings for the prince (and he feels them too), things get real complicated.
It seems romance fans have found something to love in The Royal Treatment, because after only two days of being available to stream, the movie has jumped to the top of Netflix's list of most-watched films.
Part of the draw for the movie is likely due to its notable leads, with Massoud having played the titular role in Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin, while Marano is known for her starring role on the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally, before nabbing leads in movies like A Sort of Homecoming and The Perfect Date.
Besides Marano and Massoud, the rom-com stars Grace Bentley-Tsibuah, Phoenix Connolly, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Teuila Blakely, Paul Norell, Cameron Rhodes, Sonia Gray, Kubé Jones-Neill, Amanda Billing and Elizabeth Hawthorne.
The film was directed by Rick Jacobson, who has directed TV series like Knightfall and Spartacus. Meanwhile, Holly Hester (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Ellen) wrote the screenplay.
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