By Leah Greenblatt
Updated 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.