The stars of the MATRIX RELOADED partied hard last night (15MAY03) at the most expensive party ever thrown for a film premiere.

Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith, Carrie-Anne Moss and Monica Bellucci all spent a glitzy night on the French Riviera at the bash - which reportedly cost $3 million (GBP2 million).

Cast members arrived at the specially constructed futuristic venue by speedboat, while guests enjoyed an incredible show of special effects costing a cool $1,350,000 (GBP900,000).

And even Hollywood 'A' listers struggled to blag tickets to the event. British tabloid THE DAILY MIRROR claims Matthew Mcconaughey was refused tickets and that Kevin Costner was allowed in at the last minute after spending a nailbiting few weeks on the waiting list.

The cost of food and drink was estimated at $3,750 (GBP2,500) and the stars' expenses came in at a princely $900,000 (GBP600,000).

16/05/2003 13:30