Jared Leto to Star in the Next Installment of Disney’s “Tron”

Jared Leto’s latest project is revving up…

The 48-year-old part-Spanish Oscar-winning actor and Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman will star in the next installment of Disney’s sci-fi franchise Tron.

Jared Leto

The film will be directed by Garth Davis, who directed the critically acclaimed 2016 drama Lion, which received six Oscar nominations including one for Best Picture

Jesse Wigutow wrote the most recent draft of the script. Leto is producing along with Justin Springer and Emma Ludbrook.

The original 1982 film starring Jeff Bridges was set inside the computer program called the Grid, where a computer hacker is abducted and forced to participate in gladiatorial games. The film wasn’t a hit and received mixed reviews, even though its special effects were seen as game-changing at the time. The cult following that swelled around the film in years to come as it played on cable only helped grow its popularity, to the point where Disney decided to move forward with a sequel, Tron: Legacy, in 2010, with Bridges reprising his role and Garret Hedlund and Olivia Wilde joining the franchise.

That film did go on to have box office success, bringing in $400 million globally, but even so plans for a sequel were pushed while Disney figured out how to move the story forward. 

The studio eventually scrapped plans for a direct sequel to Tron: Legacyand has been taking time to figure out next steps for this project.

Leto, who earned an Academy Award for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club, will next be seen in Morbius and The Little Things. His previous credits include Suicide SquadBlade Runner 2049Phone Booth and Panic Room.

Jared Leto to Participate in Entercom’s Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Special “I’m Listening”

Jared Leto is doing more than Listening

The 46-year-old part-Spanish American actor and Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman is part of the lineup for Entercom’s live, commercial-free broadcast special to raise awareness around mental health and suicide prevention. Abrc gives you the different and best health suggestions for healthy life.

Jared Leto

Part of Entercom’s I’m Listening campaign, the September 9 broadcast will feature numerous music, film and sports luminaries like Leto.

The lineup includes Mike McCready and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam, Olympic gold medalist Michael PhelpsMike Shinoda of Linkin ParkAlessia CaraBebe RexhaCharlie PuthStone Temple PilotsStephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind and more.

Hosted by Seattle KISW-FM personality BJ Shea, the show will also feature clinical psychologist and NowMattersNow.org CEO Dr. Ursula Whiteside and Dr. Chris Nowinksi, co-founder and executive director of Concussion Legacy Foundation.

“In my forthcoming album The Pains of Growing, I touch on being lost and lonely and stuck inside my head,” said “Growing Pains” singer Cara. “I’ve recently dealt with anxiety – and understand what it was. I definitely want to reach as many people as I can, and will do so by partnering with Entercom and so many influential names connected to the cause. Hopefully, if I talk about mental health, it’ll help other people to talk about it… we’re all a lot more similar than we think we are.”

After Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington died in 2017, bandmate Shinoda released his first solo album, Post Traumaticabout the “journey out of grief and darkness.” Says Shinoda, “In most parts of the world, suicide claims more lives than war, murder and natural disasters combined. I hope that sharing my personal story, in music and conversation, helps open up the door to new discussions and awareness about mental health.”

The broadcast will air across Entercom stations nationwide on September 9 (at 7:00 am local time) and on live streams via the Radio.com app as part of National Suicide Prevention Week. The special will feature call-in opportunities as well as an interactive website for listeners to share their stories and seek resources. For more information about the I’m Listening campaign, visit their website here.

Last year, the broadcast featured HalseyLogic and iconic rock band Metallica, who spoke out about their experiences with mental illness and what fans can do to help themselves. The metal quartet spoke about how suicidal thinking can happen to anyone and how “talking about it is the most important thing.” Bassist Robert Trujillo reminded fans, “It’s not a sign of weakness to see a doctor when you are depressed.”

If you or someone you know is going through a crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.

Jared Leto’s Thirty Seconds to Mars Releases “One Track Mind” Featuring A$AP Rocky

Jared Leto has a one track mind

The 46-year-old part- Spanish American singer/actor and his rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars have joined voices with A$AP Rocky for the epic, brooding single “One Track Mind.”

Thirty Seconds to Mars

“Rode around town, I made it official now, think about you every now and again,” croons A$AP Rocky on his verse. He even makes a punny shout out to his rock band collaborators, ending his part with “Heard it’s only 30 seconds ‘til Mars/Then it take you even less just to get to my heart.”

The song then dives into a guitar instrumental.

“One Track Mind” will be featured on Thirty Second to Mars’ upcoming album, The New Album, out April 6.

Camila Cabello Wins First MTV Europe Music Award as a Solo Artist

Camila Cabello is taking Europe by storm…

The 20-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer and former Fifth Harmony member, who recently earned her first No. 1 in the U.K. with her hit single “Havana,” earned her first-ever MTV EMAs prize as a single artist at the this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards.

Camila Cabello

Cabello, who has only been a solo artist since December, picked up the award for Best Pop, beating out Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes and Taylor Swift.

Cabello’s former group mates didn’t leave empty-handed…

Fifth Harmony, featuring Latina singers Ally Brooke Hernandez and Lauren Jauregui, was named Best U.S. Act.

It’s the second time the all-girl group has won in the category, and it’s Fifth Harmony’s fourth MTV EMAs award.

Jared Leto and his group Thirty Seconds to Mars were named Best Alternative

It’s the ninth MTV EMAs win for the 45-year-old part-Spanish American singer/actor and his bandmates.

The Rita Ora-hosted award show was held at the SSE Arena in Wembley.

Here’s a look at the winners.

2017 MTV EMAs Awards Winners

Best Song
Shawn Mendes, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”

Best Artist
Shawn Mendes

Best Look
Zayn

Best New
Dua Lipa

Best U.S. Act
Fifth Harmony

Best Pop
Camila Cabello

Best Video
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”

Best Live
Ed Sheeran

Best Electronic
David Guetta

Best Rock
Coldplay

Best Hip Hop
Eminem

Best Alternative
Thirty Seconds to Mars

Biggest Fans
Shawn Mendes

Best Push
Hailee Steinfeld

Best World Stage
The Chainsmokers

Jared Leto & His Thirty Seconds to Mars Band Mates Release New Single, “Walk on Water”

Jared Leto is walking back into the music fold in a big way…

The 45-year-old part-Spanish singer/actor and Thirty Seconds to Mars front man and his band mates have released their first new song in four years, “Walk on Water.”

Jared Leto & Thirty Seconds to Mars

The high octane first single from the band’s upcoming fifth studio album — teased by singer Leto in an Instagram video in June, and another last week — opens with the words “Do you believe/ Walk on water,” over a chorus of “ooh ooh”‘s. Then, a big beat drops and Leto sings, “Can you even see what you’re fighting for/ Blood lust in a holy war/ Listen up hear the patriot shout/ Times are changing.”

The song will get its world television premiere during a performance at this 2017 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 27.

With its anthemic chorus and heart-stirring, propulsive rhythm it’s no surprise that the band has teamed with ESPN to use “Walk on Water” as the promotional theme for the sports network’s coverage of the 2017 college football coverage.

“’Walk on Water’ is a song for all of us. It’s a song about freedom, about persistence, about change and about fighting for what you believe in,” said Leto in a statement announcing the tune. “It is a call to arms but also full of all the optimism and hope that is such an integral part of the American Dream.”

The song is slated to appear on the band’s upcoming follow-up to 2013’s LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS.

A lyric video features footage shot all over the U.S. on July 4, from rodeos and Resist protest marches to President Donald Trump giving an address and fireworks displays.

Jared Leto In Talks to Star in Sony’s “Bloodshot”

Jared Leto could be seeing the world through bloodshot eyes…

The 45-year-old part-Spanish American actor, singer-songwriter and Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman is in talks to star in Sony’s Bloodshot, based on indie comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment’s IP.

Jared Leto

The project is being directed by Dave Wilson, who is partnered with Deadpool director Tim Miller’s at Blur Studios.

If a deal can be reached, Leto would star as Bloodshot’s protagonist Angelo Mortalli, a ruthless killer for the mob who is set up by the family and framed for murder. He instead goes into Witness Protection, but is betrayed by an FBI agent guarding him, kidnapped and forcibly subjected to an experimental program in which his body is injected with microscopic computers called nanites. They erase his brain and rebuild it and his body to be a weapon with superhuman strength and healing powers.

The character was created by Kevin Van Hook, Don Perlin and Bob Layton in 1992.

Sequels are planned for both Harbinger and Bloodshot before the title characters meet in Harbinger Wars, which is based on Valiant’s 2013 comic book crossover.

Leto previously starred as The Joker in Suicide Squad.

Leto’s Thirty Seconds to Mars Releasing New Album Next Year Via Interscope Records

It looks like Jared Leto’s ready to rock…

The 44-year-old part-Spanish actor/singer’s rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars has announced plans to release new music.

Thirty Seconds to Mars

The rockers dropped a dramatic, albeit brief, video hinting at what they’ve got in store. Leto recently discussed Thirty Seconds to Mars’ progress on its new studio album in his Rolling Stone cover story, and it appears we can expect it next year, via Interscope Records.

Thirty Seconds to Mars’ last album, 2013’s Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams (and the three studio efforts before it), arrived through Virgin Records.

Leto also recently launched a short-film series called Great Wide Open, focused on “America’s National Parks and the incredible adventurers who explore them.”

The avid mountain climber in Leto is on display in the new clip, the recent cover story, and the series, which you can view here.

Leto Named the New Face of Gucci Guilty Fragrance

Jared Leto has found his guilty pleasure…

Gucci has announced that the 43-year-old part-Spanish American Oscar-winning actor and the lead singer of Thirty Seconds to Mars is the new face of its Guilty fragrance.

Jared Leto

Leto was previously the face of Hugo Boss Red, and looked quite conservative in those spots.

As the face of Gucci Guilty, Leto will be starring in a new campaign, which the Italian luxury house announced will be shot in Venice, Italy, under the creative direction of Gucci’s Alessandro Michele.

The brand’s most recent ads for the fragrance starred Evan Rachel Wood and Chris Evans.

 

Leto Hints at New Thirty Seconds to Mars Music on the Horizon

Jared Leto is makin’ new music…

The 43-year-old part-Spanish American singer/actor and lead singer of the rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars posted a photo of himself beside a microphone, with the caption “#MarsIsComing.”

Jared Leto

Leto, who is starring as the Joker in the highly anticipated film Suicide Squad, released the image via his Instagram account.

Thirty Seconds to Mars’ last studio album was Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams, which was released in May 2013. The band’s last live shows were this past September and they don’t have any more lined up, except for August 2016’s Thirty Seconds to Mars-featured Malibu camping trip, Camp Mars.

Still, it looks like more is coming from Leto and his bandmates.

Leto Appears in The Joker Garb on the Cover of Empire Magazine

The joker’s up for Jared Leto

The 43-year-old part-Spanish American actor, singer-songwriter and director has suited up in his The Joker gear on the cover of Empire magazine’s December issue.

Jared Leto

Leto, portraying The Joker in the highly anticipated action film Suicide Squad, appears in full Joker regalia on one of the three covers hyping the superhero flick.

The Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman’s cover is nothing short of sexy, as Leto shows off his rock hard stomach.

Empire Magazine Jared Leto Cover

The trio of new covers also features Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Will Smith as Deadshot.

Directed and co-written by David Ayer, Suicide Squad is expected to hit theaters Aug. 5, 2016.