Brad Pitt Cancels Appearance to 'Focus on Family Situation'

He won't be at his new movie's premiere
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2016 3:00 AM CDT
Updated Sep 28, 2016 5:21 AM CDT

Every paparazzi photographer in this arm of the galaxy suddenly has Wednesday evening free: Brad Pitt has decided against attending the US premiere of new movie, Voyage of Time, a Terrence Malick-directed IMAX documentary feature that he narrated, People reports. It has been a week since it emerged that Angelina Jolie is divorcing the actor, and Pitt says he is focusing on his "family situation" and doesn't want his presence at the premiere to draw attention 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." Sources tell E! Online that Pitt hasn't seen his six children since the divorce filing, but he is trying to work out an arrangement "privately and amicably." (The FBI is looking into an incident on a plane that may have led to the split.)

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