"The Big Short" New York Premiere - Inside ArrivalsIn the wake of his impending divorce from Angelina Jolie and the ensuing fallout, Brad Pitt has opted out of attending the premiere of his new film, "Voyage of Time."

The actor confirmed the news in a statement to Access Hollywood, noting that he did not want his personal life to pull focus from the project, a documentary from filmmaker Terrence Malick, and that he was "currently focused on [his] family situation." The premiere is scheduled for Wednesday in Hollywood, and the film opens nationwide on October 7.

Here's Pitt's statement in full:

"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."

Pitt narrates "Voyage," which chronicles the origins of the universe and the creation of Earth from the Big Bang onward. It's his second collaboration with Malick, who directed the actor in 2011's "The Tree of Life."

Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt one week ago after two years of marriage and 12 years together, citing irreconcilable differences. She's seeking sole physical custody of the couple's six children.

[via: Access Hollywood]

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Voyage of Time
In Theaters on January 1st, 2016

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