Jessica Chastain arrived in Cannes over the weekend and she has already made a splash on the party circuit. She attended a Chanel and Vanity Fair dinner last night, alongside stars James Franco, Milla Jovovich and Paz Vega. James stopped by the dinner after hosting a party in honour of his ex-girlfriend Ahna O'Reilly on a yacht earlier in the day. Ahna co-stars alongside James in his directorial debut, As I Lay Dying, which also premiered last night at the festival.
As for Jessica, she is in the South of France to promote the 50th anniversary of Cleopatra. She will host a special screening of the newly restored project tomorrow and will also wear the famous emerald and diamond necklace Richard Burton gave to Elizabeth Taylor during the production of the film. Jessica stopped over in Cannes after wrapping up filming for her latest project, Miss Julie, in Ireland. Jessica posted photos of her visit to Ireland on her Facebook page, noting that it was "tough to say goodbye" to the Emerald Isle.