Chappaquiddick — New Trailer

source:   yahoo.com

added: Wed, Feb 28th '18

Jason Clarke wants to tell the truth -- or at least, his "version of the truth" in the new official trailer for "Chappaquiddick," the upcoming docudrama about the shocking 1969 Ted Kennedy scandal.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker John Curran (Tracks, The Painted Veil), the film chronicles the aftermath of the tragic drowning death of 28-year-old campaign aide Mary Jo Kopechne (played here by "House of Cards" alum Kate Mara) who was killed while riding as a passenger when a then 37-year-old Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy (portrayed by Clarke) accidentally steered his car off the Chappaquiddick bridge and into a water channel at night. The next morning, Kennedy reported the accident to police, which caused many to wonder why he didn't report it immediately after the incident occurred.

Depicting the events that led up to Kennedy's famous live televised statement, a week after the fatal accident, the film also stars 81-year-old veteran character actor Bruce Dern (Nebraska, The Hateful Eight) as Joe Kennedy, Ted's wheelchair-bound father. Meanwhile, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, and Clancy Brown play Kennedy's political advisers while Olivia Thirlby rounds out the cast as one of Mary Jo's friends and co-workers.

"Chappaquiddick" is hitting theaters April 6th.

synopsis:
Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.

 

directed by   John Curran

starring   Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Bruce Dern, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, Clancy Brown, Olivia Thirlby

release date   April 6, 2018

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