Leah Greenblatt
March 15, 2010 AT 04:29 PM EDT

Saïd Taghmaoui, best known as Breaker in last summer’s G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra, has joined the cast of the new Conan the Barbarian movie Conan, according to Reuters.

Taghmaoui will play a leader of thieves who is saved by Conan (Jason Momoa) and later returns the favor. Shooting begins this week in Bulgaria. The actor also memorably starred as Caesar in Lost.

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