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Rachel Nichols cast as Tamara in Marcus Nispel’s Conan

Latino Review is reporting that Rachel Nichols (“G.I. Joe”, “Star Trek”) has landed the role of Tamara in Marcus Nispel’s Conan.  Nichols reportedly edged out other contenders like Jessica Lucas (“Cloverfield”) and Sarah Shahi (“The L Word”).  Click over the jump to read the previously released casting call for the role.

Conan, starring Jason Momoa, begins filming later this month in Bulgaria.

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… LEAD