Jessica Chastain to host special 'Cleopatra' screening

May 09, 2013, 02:53 IST | PTI

Zero Dark Thirty' star Jessica Chastain is teaming up with the children of Hollywood stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton to host a special screening of their classic film 'Cleopatra' 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 the special event on May 21 to mark Cleopatra's 50th anniversary, reported Daily Express.

Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain

Wilding, who often visited his mother on the set of the 1963 historical epic, said, "My mother would have been thrilled about this spectacular celebration of Cleopatra's anniversary."

Jewellery purchased from the late actress' estate, including a hand-held gold and turquoise mirror featured in 'Cleopatra', will be on display, while Chastain will model the famous emerald and diamond necklace Burton gave Taylor during the three-year production in Rome, Italy. Italian jewellers at Bulgari are 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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