Latino Review is reporting that Rachel Nichols has been hired to play Tamara in the upcoming Conan film.  She’ll play a warrior who teams up with Conan to rescue the Queen.

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

After the flurry of casting news coming out of H’wood, it looks like this film is finally getting made, and the story looks to be shaping up nicely as well.  And if you don’t know who Rachel Nichols is, you may remember her as the Orian alien from the Star Trek movie, and G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra.

via Latino Review

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  1. astrodinosaurus
    March 5, 2010 at 12:22 pm — Reply

    Actually she wouldn’t be a half bad Red Sonja.

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