HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  Actor Brad Pitt (L) and actress Angelina Jolie arrive at the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at
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After news of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce went public last week, the actor is now releasing another statement regarding his absence from the upcoming Voyage of Time premiere.

Pitt is pulling out of the premiere as to not divert attention away from the film, he says, according to a statement obtained by Access Hollywood:

"[Filmmaker] Terrence [Malick]'s Voyage of Time is an incredibly beautiful and unique experimental 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 of Time, which tells the story of the cosmos from the Big Bang to present day. 

Last week, Pitt released a statement directly regarding his family, saying, "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."

Jolie is reportedly asking for full custody of their six children, and Pitt is fighting for custody as well.