Aug. 10, 2012 at 8:09 PM ET
Rumors of a weekend wedding between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie sent photographers and reporters rushing to the couple's chateau in southern France on Thursday, but local officials said they had no knowledge of any impending nuptials.
Local newspaper Var Matin categorically denied a France 3 TV report that the wedding could take place on Saturday and village hall staff said no banns had been published.
Security was tight at the 17th-century Chateau Miraval in the Var, which the couple, dubbed Brangelina by celebrity media, bought in 2008. No frantic preparations were visible, according to a Reuters reporter at the scene.
"We don't know anything about it," Patrick Mareschi, deputy culture secretary of the nearby village of Correns, told Reuters.
"Under French law couples have to get married at the town hall. Unlike with a religious wedding, there's no way a couple can hold a civil ceremony at their own home," he added.
But one source told The Hollywood Reporter that "it's really happening," and said that there's a big tent at Chateau Miraval.
Numerous outlets have speculated that if there is a bash at the Pitt-Jolie estate this weekend, it could be in honor of his parents' 50th wedding anniversary instead, and not a Brangelina wedding.
Since Pitt and Jolie announced their engagement earlier this year, rumors have been swirling that they could tie the knot this summer at their French estate.
Representatives of the Hollywood power couple did not return calls for comment.
Reuters and The Hollywood Reporter contributed to this report.