Jared Leto, Thirty Seconds To Mars Launches ‘Portrait Of America’ Film Project

As the Fourth of July fast approaches, Jared Leto and Thirty Seconds To Mars want fans to paint a picture of their America.

“A Day in the Life of America” is “a filmed portrait of the country,” as it hopes to capture life in America on Independence Day.

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The Oscar-winner and his band plan to send camera crews to all 50 states and they also ask their fans, filmmakers and everyone else to film their own celebrations to submit.

“This portrait of America only works if people know about it,” Leto told People magazine. “If we can get people to submit a video of the sunrise, footage of their grandmother telling the story of how she came to this country all those years ago – whatever it is that’s impactful, important or inspiring to you, we want to see it.”

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The new project is tied to the band’s upcoming fourth studio album, which he says “certainly has themes of America and the American Dream.”

And despite the political divineness, Leto says he is “optimistic” about America’s future, “I’m optimistic but I do think that with anything, there will always be challenges. There may at times be one step back, and two forward… I think we’ll continue to move forward and treat both ourselves and our planet kinder.”

“Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams,” the band’s last studio album came out in 2013.

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