Rachel Nichols Is "Conan" Love Interest

3/17/2010 Posted by Admin

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Rachel Nichols Is "Conan" Love Interest

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Rachel Nichols ("G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," "Alias") will play the love interest Tamara in director Marcus Nispel's "Conan" at Lionsgate.

According to Latino Review: Rachel Nichols, the hottie who played Scarlett in "G.I. JOE" and the red-headed Orion woman Cadet Gaila in "Star Trek" looks like she got the Tamara gig in Marcus Nispel’s "Conan."

Nichols edged out other contenders like "Cloverfield"’s Jessica Lucas and the "L Word"’s Sarah Shahi.

The character is a novitiate at a Greek-influenced monastery and serves as the Queen’s servant, bodyguard and best friend. When Tamara is separated from the Queen, the martial arts-trained young protector finds herself teaming with Conan (Jason Momoa) to track down the evil Khalar Singh (Stephen Lang) before he kills the Queen and becomes immortal.

Mickey Rourke, Bob Sapp and Leo Howard also star in the film, which is to begin shooting shortly.

The cast of this film is shaping up nicely, and it may turn out to be something better than your run-of-the-mill '80s remake. Anyone who watched “Alias” knows Nichols has the potential to be a pretty good actress and action star. Rourke has been riding the comeback wave since “The Wrestler” and Lang was an ultra badass in “Avatar."

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