Brad Pitt has announced he will miss Voyage of Time premiere to focus on his “family situation”.
The Hollywood star has been the focus of press attention since it was revealed that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce.
Brad Pitt narrated director Terrence Malick’s epic documentary Voyage of Time, about the birth of the Universe.
The actor said he did not want his presence at the California Science Centre Imax Theatre in Los Angeles on September 28 to “distract attention” from the film.
In a statement, Brad Pitt said: “Terrence’s Voyage of Time is an incredibly beautiful and unique experiential Imax film for children and families chronicling the birth of time.
“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.”
Cate Blanchett has narrated a different feature-length version of the film.
Brad Pitt, 52, previously appeared in Terrence Malick’s 2011 movie Tree of Life.
Angelina Jolie, 41, has filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences and asked for physical custody of their six children.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married in 2014 after 10 years together.
Angelina Jolie’s lawyer Robert Offer said the actress had filed for the dissolution of the marriage “for the health of the family”.