‘Aladdin’s’ Mena Massoud Joins Voice Cast of Animated Feature ‘Lamya’s Poem’ (Exclusive)

Mena Massoud, star of the upcoming Disney film “Aladdin,” will play the lead role of Rumi in the upcoming animated feature film “Lamya’s Poem.”The Unity Productions Foundation-financed picture is written and will be directed by Alexander Kronemer, with Sam Kadi as a producer and Brandon Lloyd as director of animation, for Canada’s PiP Animation Studios in Canada.The film also stars Millie Davis (“Wonder”) and Faran Tahir (“Iron Man”).

The movie is scheduled for production this summer, with Kadi presenting a teaser for the first time at the Marché du Film in Cannes, marking another big independent toon to come to market.In the film, a 13-year old Syrian refugee (Davis) tumbles into a dream world where she meets a troubled young poet (Massoud) and must help him write the poem that will save her life.

Massoud voices Jalal, the young Rumi character in the film.


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