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Jessica Chastain to host special screening of Cleopatra

Jessica Chastain is teaming up with the children of Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton to host a special screening of the Hollywood stars' classic Cleopatra at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival in France.

Elizabeth Taylor's son Christopher Wilding and Richard Burton's daughter Kate Burton will unveil a restored version of the film at the special event on 21 May (13) to mark Cleopatra's 50th anniversary.


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


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


Italian jewellers at Bulgari are also debuting a piece inspired by Elizabeth Taylor, which will be auctioned off later this year (13) to benefit the star's Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.