Rachel Nichols broke out in 2009's 'GI Joe: The Rise of the Cobra', but she hasn't had a major role since then to showcase her talent. She starred in Criminal Minds from 2010 to 2011, and then played a major role in 2011's 'Conan the Barbarian', but that film underperformed, both with critics and at the box office. She also had a major role in Alex Cross, but the film was never positioned to become a breakout hit and it did decently well, albeit with mediocre reviews.
However, it's recently been announced that Nichols will be starring in 'The Ten O'Clock People' alongside Chris Evans, based on a Stephen King novel. Even if the film doesn't do too well, it's always great exposure to star in a Stephen King movie.
The official synopsis of 'The Ten O'Clock People', per IMDB, is, "After trying popular smoking cessation drug Zynex, a group of smokers return to their old habit and in the process uncover a frightening aspect of reality."
In addition to Chris Evans and Rachel Nichols, the cast of 'The Ten O'Clock People' also includes Chris Sarandon and Robert John Burke. The film is going to be written and directed by Tom Holland, and it's currently in pre-production.