UPDATE: Rachel Nichols Joins Conan Cast

UPDATE: Looks like that same IMDb user is now saying that Mickey Rourke is no longer on board. We’re guessing his deal to do War of the Gods was a conflict.

Latino Review has confirmed an IMDb posting that said Rachel Nichols (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Star Trek, “Alias”) will play Tamara in director Marcus Nispel’s Conan at Lionsgate. The film will be based on Robert E. Howard’s mythical conqueror Conan the Barbarian.

Nichols is joining a cast that includes Jason Momoa, Mickey Rourke, Bob Sapp and Leo Howard, who co-starred in “G.I. Joe” with Nichols.

The following is how the casting breakdown described character:

Tamara is 18 to 24 years old, Caucasian or Middle Eastern, open to all ethnicities; beautiful, studious, correct, a novitiate of a Greek influenced monastery. A master of martial arts, she has been trained to be the Queen’s servant, bodyguard and best friend. She and many other female bodyguards to the queen have been in hiding most of their lives because of the curse of Acheron, which would take the queen’s life to bring almost immortal power to its king. When Khalar Singh, a powerful warlord with ambitions to become the king of Acheron, storms the monastery and captures all of the novitiates, she is separated from Ilira, the one she must protect. With all of her strength and will, Tamara is determined to find and rescue her. She finds herself in league with Conan because of a mutual need to find Khalar Singh. She is not in the least intimidated by Conan’s size or grim demeanor and their alliance eventually blossoms into something that surprises them both…

Source: Latino Review