Anthony Hopkins and Jake Gyllenhaal stepped out on the red carpet in Venice to promote “Proof” which is competing for the Golden Lion award.
But co-star Gwyneth Paltrow could not make it, apparently because a technical hitch forced her plane to return to New York.
She said she was heartbroken not to be there.
In the film, directed by John Madden, Paltrow plays a young mathematics student who is keen to discover her dead father’s academic secrets.
The Madden-Paltrow tandem propelled “Shakespeare In Love” to box office success which they are hoping to repeat.