Another G.I. Joe Actor Added to Conan Cast Along With Rose McGowan
Posted 03.18.10 by Ryan
The cast of director Marcus Nispel's still-untitled Conan reboot is starting to look like a G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra reunion. With Rachel Nichols previously cast as love interest Tamara, THR reports that Said Taghmaoui has joined the cast as a leader of thieves who is saved by Conan (Jason Momoa) and ultimately becomes his ally.
According to Variety, Rose McGowan is also joining the cast as a "an evil half-human/half-witch" and not as Red Sonja, another character created by Conan author Robert E. Howard. McGowan was scheduled to appear in a Red Sonja movie in 2008, but the movie has been delayed until after Conan finishes production. Producer Robert Rodriguez explained the Red Sonja delays to MTV.
If I kept the project myself, we could've just made it, but it belonged to another company that had financing problems. They had to wait until they made a couple of other movies first. They're actually waiting until they make the Conan movie before they do that — to see how that works for them.
Conan is currently shooting in Bulgaria. The movie stars Momoa, Stephen Lang as antagonist Khalar Singh, and Ron Perlman as Conan's father, Corin.