Now that the cat’s out of the bag about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s secret wedding in France, the focus of adoring fans has moved on to their honeymoon plans. According to reports, it will likely be a mix of work and play.
Still busy doing press for his new World War II movie Fury, Pitt, 50, has been spending time in London. People magazine reports that is expected to join Jolie, 39, soon in Malta for their honeymoon and a special work project.
The project, a film written by Jolie called By the Sea, will be the couple’s first onscreen romance since 2005’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Not the conventional honeymoon, but they are not the conventional couple. Pitt and Jolie famously got together soon after Pitt separated from then-wife Jennifer Aniston. It was rumored that they got close during the filming of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. In that way, a new movie project just after their wedding about a couple in the south of France who become enamored with their neighbors will make for an interesting — and unique — honeymoon.
“I wrote something a few years ago for Brad and me,” Jolie told People in May of her script for By the Sea. “Just for fun. Just an independent little art piece. Because we don’t get to do those as much as we’d like. But it’s something really small and experimental.”
The Jolie-Pitt honeymoon movie is described as “an intimate, character-driven drama.” It also stars French actress Mélanie Laurent, who co-starred with Pitt in 2009’s Inglourious Basterds.
The parents of six children have already been in Malta for a few days on their honeymoon, arriving just after they got married in France. The film will be shot in a part of Malta called Mgarr ix-Xini in Gozo. There’s no word on what part of Malta the honeymoon is taking place in, though.
The film location includes a beach café, Rew Rew, that has been rented out for the next three months, reports Malta Today.
Malta, particularly Gozo, is a popular honeymoon destination for newlyweds looking for hiking, biking, and some swimming, as well as architecture and history. It is also a popular among people who are architecture enthusiasts, as Pitt is. Among the highlights are Mosta Dome, the world’s 3rd largest unsupported dome in the world. It is also known for its Mediterranean climate and outstanding food that is sometimes compared to Italian. Most people there also speak English, according to Lonely Planet, making it an easy honeymoon destination for English speakers.