14/08/2014 12:46 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Rent Beach Restaurant For Three Months For New Film

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reportedly flexed their A-list muscles - and rented a beachside café for three months - because they wanted unrestricted access to it while shooting their new film.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt rent beachside restaurant for three months

The A-list couple ensured permanent access to the rustic restaurant in Gozo simply by renting the whole thing for the entire summer while they film By The Sea.

The picturesque eaterie is located on the pebble beach bay at Mgarr ix-Xini.

Owners Noel and Sandra Vella are reportedly being paid thousands in compensation for shutting up shop.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Mrs Vella said: "I'm not going to make as much had I remained open throughout these months, but at least I'm getting some form of compensation." And a summer off work, which doesn't sound too bad, right?

Gozo is a 20-minute ferry ride from the island of Malta, and is the location for the couple's first project together since they met on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith back in 2005.

They will play husband and wife in the film, which Angelina has described as being "experimental". According to the Guardian, she said: "It's not a big movie, it's not an action movie. It's the kind of movie we love but aren't often cast in. It's a very experimental, independent-type film where we get to be actors together and be really raw, open, try things."

Angelina will not only star on screen, but is writing and directing on the project, being released by Universal.

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