Watch the First Trailer for Kennedy Biopic ‘Chappaquiddick’

Ted Kennedy Biopic

Entertainment Studios has debuted the trailer and poster for Chappaquiddick, a bracing biopic starring Jason Clarke as Edward M. Kennedy, Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne, and Bruce Dern as a terrifying Joe Kennedy.

Directed by John Curran, the film is based on the true story of the tragic drowning of a young woman, as Ted Kennedy drove his car off the infamous bridge.

Check out the first trailer below.

Ted Kennedy Biopic

Chappaquiddick opens April 6, 2018 and also stars Ed Helms, Olivia Thirlby, Clancy Brown and Jim Gaffigan.

Ted Kennedy Biopic

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.