Another trailer was recently released for the upcoming movie “Chappaquiddick.”
Nearly five decades ago, on July 18, 1969, a car went off the Dike Bridge on the island of Chappaquiddick. The driver, Ted Kennedy, escaped. His 28-year-old passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, did not.
The film, directed by John Curran, stars Jason Clarke as Senator Kennedy, Kate Mara as Kopechne, and Bruce Dern as Ted’s father Joe Kennedy. It’s based on the 1969 inquest into the accident.
The latest trailer promises a dark journey along one of the biggest scandals in recent American political history.
This movie looks fascinating for a guy like me. I obviously wasn’t alive when this infamous incident took place, and by the time I was born it wasn’t even really talked about. I’m just a young dude in this great country.
That’s why I’m so interested in this film. The Chappaquiddick incident is something that I don’t think my generation really knows a ton about, and we should. A sitting United States senator was involved in a car crash that left a young woman dead, and there was a massive scandal that followed. Imagine if that happened today with all of social media. It would be the biggest story of the year. It should be interesting to see what angle the film takes. It certainly doesn’t look like it’s going to be friendly to Ted Kennedy.
You can watch “Chappaquiddick” when it’s released April 6.