Brad Pitt Releases a New Statement: He's Focused on His "Family Situation" and Will Skip the Voyage of Time Premiere

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 23: Brad Pitt attends "The Big Short" New York premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on November 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)
Photo: Andrew Toth/FilmMagic

When Brad Pitt says that his focus is on his family, he means it. The actor—whose divorce from Angelina Jolie rocked the world last week—is skipping the upcoming premiere of Terrence Malick's IMAX documentary Voyage of Time to do exactly that.

In a statement to Access Hollywood the 52-year-old A-lister—who narrates the film—said that he will no longer be attending the film's Wednesday premiere in order to focus on his "family situation."

"Terrence's Voyage of Time is an incredibly beautiful and unique experiential IMAX film for children and families chronicling the birth of time," Pitt said in the statement. "I'm very grateful to be part of such a fascinating and educational project, but I'm currently focused on my family situation and don't want to distract attention away from this extraordinary film, which I encourage everyone to see."

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Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt on Sept. 15 after two years of marriage and six children, citing irreconcilable differences. "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids," Pitt said in a statement after news of their split broke.

The Voyage of Time documents the history of life and the cosmos from the Big Bang to present day. There are also two versions of the film scheduled for release: a 45-minute version narrated by Pitt and a 90-minute one narrated by Cate Blanchett.

The film will be shown in IMAX theaters nationwide beginning Oct. 7.

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