Congratulations to 12 year old actor and martial arts expert Leo Howard, who was cast as Young Snake Eyes in “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra,” and will now play Young Conan for the first 15 minutes of Lionsgate’s “Conan the Barbarian,” directed by Marcus Nispel.  Jason Momoa has been cast as the adult Conan.  Pre-production on Conan is under way in Bulgaria. Expect to hear more casting announcements soon as production is slated to begin next month.

Howard’s past roles include  small bits in Robert Rodriguez’s “Shorts” & “Leo Little’s Big Show.”   He’s clearly a rising child star with an impressive resume and as of his 13 birthday on July 13, 2010, will no doubt be touted as the newest teen heart throb.

Source: IMDB and Cinema Blend