Special screening of Cleopatra at Cannes

  • PTI, Mumbai
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  • Updated: May 14, 2013 19:02 IST

Zero Dark Thirty (2012) star Jessica Chastain is teaming up with the children of Hollywood stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton to host a special screening of the classic film, Cleopatra (1963), at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

Taylor’s son Christopher Wilding and Burton’s daughter Kate Burton will unveil a restored version of the film at a special event on May 21 to mark Cleopatra’s 50th anniversary, reported Daily Express.

Christopher, who often visited his mother on the sets of the 1963 epic, says, “My mother would have been thrilled about this spectacular celebration of Cleopatra’s anniversary.” Jewellery purchased from Taylor’s estate, including a handheld gold and turquoise mirror featured in Cleopatra, will be on display.

Jessica will model the famous emerald and diamond necklace Burton gave Taylor during the production of the film in Rome, Italy. An Italian jewellery brand is also debuting a piece inspired by Taylor, which will be auctioned off later this year to benefit the star’s Elizabeth Taylor AIDS foundation.


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