Thursday, January 7, 2016






01/07/2016 AT 02:05 PM EST

The Golden Globes just got a major infusion of star power.

Brad Pitt will attend Sunday's awards show in support of his latest film, The Big Short, PEOPLE has learned.

The star will appear at the ceremony solo while wife Angelina Jolie and their six children remain in Cambodia while she continues work on her latest directorial project.

Pitt, 52, is a producer and has a small role in the Adam McKay-directed film, which tells the story of four outsiders who predicted the financial crisis in the 2000s.

The film is nominated in the best motion picture, musical or comedy category, while costars Steve Carell and Christian Bale are both nominated in the best actor, musical or comedy, category.

The Globes have been good to Pitt over the years, nominating him five times for acting roles and awarding him a trophy in 1996 for his performance in Twelve Monkeys. He most recently picked up a Golden Globe in 2013 when another film he produced and appeared in, 12 Years a Slave, won for best motion picture, drama.

It's also possible Pitt could do more than just sit in the audience at the Ricky Gervais-hosted event on Sunday: The star is also in talks to present at the awards show.

The current list of presenters already includes Kate Hudson, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, Mel Gibson, Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg and many others.

The Golden Globes will air live at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) Sunday on NBC.

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