John Curran In Talks To Direct “Chappaquiddick” Starring Jason Clarke As Ted Kennedy



is looking to take over the directing duties of the indie CHAPPAQUIDDICK which tapped to star as Senator Ted Kennedy.

Curran will be stepping in for , who was previously attached to the project but pulled out of the project after conflicts with her directing responsibilities for the upcoming Netflix series Gypsy.

Set in the summer of 1969, tells the true story of what happened when Ted Kennedy drove off the road into a Martha’s Vineyard bay with Mary Jo Kopechne in the car. Kennedy ended up panicking and left the scene of the accident while Kopechne ended up dying. He did not report the accident until nine hours after it happened.

and wrote the which made the Hit List and the Black List in 2015. and will produce under while and from DMG will serve as executive producers.

Curran’s most recent film was Tracks starring Mia Wasikowska. He also is known for Stone starring Robert DeNiro and the acclaimed Painted Veil. He is currently working on the HBO mini-series Lewis and Clark starring Casey Affleck. He is repped by .

Clarke was recently seen in Everest and Terminator Genisys. He can be seen next in the Marc Forster thriller All I See Is You with Blake Lively and the World War II thriller HHhHM with Rosamund Pike and Mia Waskikowska. He is repped by and .


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