By Haley Biermann
Acedemay award winning actor Jared Leto and his band Thirty Seconds to Mars have set plans for a new project called “A Day in the Life of America.” This theme will appear in both the band’s upcoming fifth studio album as well as a documentary, which Leto himself will direct.
According to Billboard, the new album and documentary were inspired by a 1986 National Geographic book entitled A Day in the Life. The book contains photographs taken by individuals across America in a single day.
To complete the project, Leto is seeking help from fans and filmmakers across the country. This Tuesday, July 4th, film crew for the documentary will be present in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Leto asks those wanting to participate to submit footage from any recording device available, including cell phones.
Leto explained, “"In order to show who we really are, we need to take a hard look at ourselves and not shy away from what’s uncomfortable or imperfect. Help us to create this beautiful portrait of our country."
You can check out the project guidelines and submit your Independence Day footage here. Footage will be accepted starting at midnight on July 4th.