Back a few months ago, there were about 200 actors after the role of the High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane, for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. One of those actors, Jon Lee Brody, is a talent on the rise. Most notably, He's about to take on a role in the much anticipate Star Trek Into Darkness.
This Star Trek sequel will once again be directed by J.J. Abrams and is set for a 2013 release. Jon told me he will be playing a member of the Enterprise Crew Security.
"I'd love to tell you about the movie but I'm sworn to secrecy," Jon said,"and JJ would probably have me killed if I spoiled anything ...I'm only half kidding ...that's the funny thing!"
Star Trek, which premieres May 17, 2013, stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana, and the first nine minutes of the movie will play on IMAX viewings of The Hobbit. I know TMI fans will be there supporting Aidan Turner, so make sure you be on the lookout to see if you see Jon!
He will also play Sgt. Reyes along side Nikki Reed, Ray Liotta, and Forrest Whittaker in the 2013 film Pawns. The movie is about a petty robbery that spirals into a tense hostage situation after three gunmen hold up a diner that's a front for the mob.
On top of all of this, Brody has added another short film to his directorial efforts with Police Guys in which he also stars with actors Lester Speight and Stephen Kramer Glickman (you might recognize him as Gustavo in Big Time Rush. Glickman, Speight and Brody all produce on the project. The movie follows cops on a stakeout who get much more than they bargained for! Look for a trailer soon!
He is also in the Angry Video Game Nerd Movie (based on the popular YouTube personality) due out in 2013, and did stunts in Episode 1 of the web series The Book Club with Danny Pudi from Community. It was for the YOMYOMF network on YouTube (Justin Lin's network, director of Fast Six).
With all these projects underway and much more to come, I think it's safe to say that Jon Lee Brody is a star on the rise!