Leo Howard, last seen this past summer as the young Snake Eyes in the flashback portions of GI Joe, has been cast in Lionsgate’s upcoming new Conan film, playing the sword-swinging barbarian as a youth. Reportedly, Howard will feature in the film’s opening 15 minutes or so, making his performance the one that will or won’t hook audiences into the picture.
With this, his role in Joe and Robert Rodriguez’s kid comedy Shorts (2009) as well as the upcoming dramedy Logan, Howard has become one of the busiest new young actors out there.
This new version of Conan, with Marcus Nispel directing, is set to start production in Bulgaria next month. Jason Momoa will be playing the adult Conan.
Via Latino Review.