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28th Sep 2016

Brad Pitt Releases New Statement After Cancelling Film Premiere

Katie Mythen-Lynch

Brad Pitt will not walk the red carpet at the premier of his latest film today, citing his ‘family situation’ as the reason.

Pitt narrates Terrence Malick’s new documentary The Voyage of Time and was due to attend the premier at the California Science Centre this evening.

The actor, who is in the throes of a very public divorce from wife Angelina Jolie, told USA Today that he didn’t want his personal situation to take away from the movie:

“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 a 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.”

William Bradley “Brad” Pitt (52) has yet to fill an official response to his wife’s divorce petition. Represented by divorce attorney to the stars Laura Wasser, Jolie (41) is seeking sole custody of the couple’s six children; Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.

Jolie’s team previously released the following statement to E News:

“Angelina will always do what’s in the best interest of taking care of her family. She appreciates everyone’s understanding of their need for privacy at this time.”

Sources reveal that Angelina’s decision to file for divorce is based on a conflict with Brad over the way he parents their six children.

Jolie has not asked for spousal support, and has listed the date of the separation as September 15th of this year.