Ian Lawrence/Splash News Online
09/08/2009 at 11:50 AM EDT
Sorry, ladies, George Clooney
says he's getting hitched, and it isn't to you.
At a press conference for the Venice premiere of his latest movie, Men Who Stare at Goats
, Hollywood's perpetual bachelor, 48, says that special person is ... Goats
director Grant Heslov.
"Grant and I are actually announcing our wedding while we are here," Clooney joked Tuesday. "I don't quite know how to answer that question, but I can read your mind again and I know what you're thinking." Goats
, which also stars Ewan MacGregor, is a comedy about the CIA's program for researching psychic powers. Clooney has been publicly seen on the arm of Italian TV presenter Elisabetta Canalis
, and arrived with her
at the Venice Film Festival Monday.
But that knowledge didn't stop a male reporter from stripping down to his boxer shorts and a necktie and blurting out to the star: "I'm gay, George. I want you, George! Come with me, George!"
Sometimes people take "a big chance," Clooney responded with a smile. "Only it doesn't really work."