Looks like Brangelina liked what they saw in Malta last month. Following their June 7 trip to the European country to scout locations for an upcoming movie, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have decided to go ahead with their plans there.
"I'm happy that Hollywood producers have once again chosen Malta for their project, and we will be delighted to host Mr. Pitt, Ms. Jolie, and their family for the second time in just a few years," Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat tells Us Weekly of the superstar couple and their six kids, who grew acquainted with the country when Pitt filmed World War Z there in 2011. "I'm sure that this film will help put our beautiful sister island of Gozo on the world map," he adds.
A source tells Us Weekly that the commission is a "very special" one for Malta. "They'll be filming in Mgarr ix-Xini Bay in Gozo," the insider says. "The whole family will be staying in Malta for eight weeks, arriving at the end of August."
The project in question is "a love story," the source adds. Details are scarce, but it's believed to be the film that Jolie, 39, wrote. "It's not a big movie, it's not an action movie," the Maleficent star previously told Extra of the film, which would feature her and her fiance, 50, in their first onscreen reunion since Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
"It's the kind of movie we love but aren't often cast in," she added. "It's a very experimental, independent-type film where we get to be actors together and be really raw, open, try things."
Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!