Brad Pitt announced he will not attend the premiere of his latest film as he wanted to concentrate on his “family situation” during the ongoing divorce proceedings with longtime partner and fellow actor Angelina Jolie.
The “Fury” actor, 52, has narrated director Terrence Malick’s documentary "Voyage of Time" that is set to premiere at the California Science Centre Imax Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
BBC reported Pitt saying in a statement: “Terrence’s Voyage of Time is an incredibly beautiful and unique experiential Imax film for children and families chronicling the birth of time.” The actor added: “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."
Pitt’s relationship with estranged wife Jolie has been the subject of public scrutiny since the latter filed for divorce last Tuesday, citing irreconcilable differences. Pitt’s “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” co-star has also asked for the physical custody of their six children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.
The couple was together for 10 years before getting married in 2014.