Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures just released a new teaser trailer and poster for the dramatic film, Chappaquiddick. The film’s based on the true story of the death of Mary Jo Kopechne which happened as the result of car accident caused by Ted Kennedy. John Curran (Tracks, The Painted Veil) directed Chappaquiddick from a script by Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan.
The cast is led by Kate Mara (Megan Leavey, House of Cards) as Mary Jo Kopechne and Jason Clarke (All I See is You, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Ted Kennedy. Ed Helms (The Office, The Hangover films), Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show), Clancy Brown (Stronger, Tangled: The Series), Taylor Nichols (The Last Tycoon, Possessions), Olivia Thirlby (Welcome to Happiness, The Wedding Ringer), and Bruce Dern (Our Souls at Night, The Hateful Eight) co-star.
Chris Fenton, Taylor Allen, Andrew Logan, and Chris Cowles served as producers. Chappaquiddick is set to hit theaters on April 6, 2018.
The Plot: In the riveting suspense drama, the scandal and mysterious events surrounding the tragic drowning of a young woman, as Ted Kennedy drove his car off the infamous bridge, are revealed in the new movie starring Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne. Not only did this event take the life of an aspiring political strategist and Kennedy insider, but it ultimately changed the course of presidential history forever.
Through true accounts, documented in the inquest from the investigation in 1969, director John Curran and writers Andrew Logan and Taylor Allen, intimately expose the broad reach of political power, the influence of America’s most celebrated family; and the vulnerability of Ted Kennedy, the youngest son, in the shadow of his family legacy.