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Brangelina to move to S.Africa for new film: report

Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt arrive for the Oscars on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California/AFP

Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt arrive for the Oscars on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California/AFP

JOHANNESBURG, January 31- Hollywood’s royal couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will move to South Africa this year while he works on a new film, local media reported Friday.

The pair, who have six children together, have rented a house in the upmarket Johannesburg suburb of Sandhurst for $7,600 a month, the Afrikaans-language Beeld newspaper reported, citing a source involved in the private rental deal.

The couple will live in South Africa while Pitt works on a new film with actor friend George Clooney, according to the newspaper.

It is unclear when the pair will arrive or if their children will come too.

The rental price is unusually high by South African standards, though properties in the suburb sell for $1 million upwards.

It will not be the couple’s first stay in the region. They travelled to the city Swakopmund in neighbouring Namibia in 2006 where Jolie gave birth to their first biological child, daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt.

At the time Namibian police and private bodyguards mounted tight security to shield them from prying eyes.

The country later offered the baby girl Namibian citizenship.

South Africa is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Hollywood film shoots, thanks to its picturesque landscapes and comparatively low production costs.

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Local film industry sources were unable Friday to confirm Pitt’s upcoming project.

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