Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures has released the final trailer for their true-story drama CHAPPAQUIDDICK. Jason Clarke stars as Ted Kennedy, who is mulling over a potential presidential run a year after the death of his brother Bobby Kennedy.
While the details of the Chappaquiddick incident are murky, the facts are that after a night of drinking, Kennedy was involved in a car accident with campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara).
John Curran directs from a script by Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan. Also starring is Ed Helms and Jim Gaffigan. The film opens in theaters April 6, watch the trailer below.
Here is the official synopsis for Chappaquiddick:
The Kennedy dynasty had lost three heirs apparent by 1969, and Ted (Jason Clarke) was, at the time, the family’s last hope to carry their name and ambitions into the upper echelons of US politics. Kennedy patriarch Joe (Bruce Dern), however, always considered his youngest son a ne’er-do-well — and he never let Ted forget it. The party on Chappaquiddick reunited the “Boiler Room Girls” who had served on Robert Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign, among them Mary Jo (Kate Mara). Ted whisks Mary Jo away for a reckless moonlight drive that ends in tragedy. But the more profound malfeasance begins after the drowning — itself dramatized here in harrowing detail — when a battalion of spin doctors gets to work on covering up the incident, using the Apollo 11 moon landing as a distraction.
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