Already the owner of a stunning villa on Italy's Lake Como (as well as a bachelor pad in Los Angeles), George Clooney is kicking off his recent marriage to Amal Alamuddin with the purchase of an island home on the River Thames. 

According to the NY Daily News, the couple are the newest owners of The Mill House, a 17th century manor located on a gorgeous four-acre island. The home itself includes nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a gym, library, steam room - basically everything you would expect from a nearly $16M price tag. Outside, there's a boat house, greenhouse, and plenty of natural priacy via the mature trees and landscaping. While it's unclear just how much time the couple will spend there, locals say they're bound to be enchanted by the region's activities.  

"We have the village show every year and the Scarecrow hunt every two years," one local told the UK Telegraph. "The village rounders match is also great fun and the school children do a lovely nativity play in the local church."

News of Clooney's new residence comes on the heels of a trailer for his latest film "Tomorrowland." Directed by Brad Bird, the mysterious film has been described by co-writer as a kind of "Harry Potter" for science geeks. “What Hogwarts is to magic, Tomorrowland is to science: They are both easy to find if you are a wizard and very difficult to find if you’re a Muggle," he said.

In a surprise move, Clooney actually showed up at a Comic-Con panel for "Tomorrowland" in New York City yesterday - the timing of which he admitted was poor. 

"It is not lost on me that I'm spending my honeymoon at Comic-Con," he joked to the audience.

Check out a teaser for "Tomorrowland" below. The film will be released May 22, 2015.

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George Clooney just bought an incredible island on the River Thames
Actor and his wife Amal Alamuddin have purchased a 17th century manor in Sonning, Berkshire.