Chappaquiddick

Chappaquiddick
'Chappaquiddick' movie poster, image credit: IMDb

Chappaquiddick is a 2017 American drama film directed by John Curran, and written by Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan.

Principal photography began in Boston, in September 2016. The film originally premiered at the Gala Presentations section at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2017, and was released in the United States on April 6, 2018, by Entertainment Studios. It received generally positive reviews from critics, with praise for its balanced screenplay and Clarke's performance.

The movie plot details the 1969 Chappaquiddick incident in which Kennedy drove his car into Poucha Pond, killing Kopechne, as well as the Kennedy family's response.

Cast - Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy
          Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne
          Ed Helms as Joe Gargan
          Bruce Dern as Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
          Jim Gaffigan as Paul F. Markham
          Taylor Nichols as Ted Sorensen
          Clancy Brown as Robert McNamara
          Olivia Thirlby as Rachel Schiff
          Lexie Roth as Nance Lyons
          John Fiore as Chief Arena
          Vince Tycer as David Burke
          Andria Blackman as Joan Bennett Kennedy
          Tamara Hickey as Marilyn Richards
          Alison Wachtler as Liz Trotta
          Victor Warren as Stephen Edward Smith
          Donald Watson as Dr. Watt
          Matthew Lawler as Dun Gifford
          Angela Hope Smith as Maryellen Lyons
          Brad Wheelwright as sailor
          David De Beck as Sargent Shriver
          Patrick Sheehan as John V. Tunney

Release Date - September 10, 2017 (TIFF)
                        April 6, 2018 (United States)

Genre - Drama

Directed by - John Curran

Produced by - Mark Ciardi
                       Chris Cowles
                       Campbell G. McInnes

Written by - Taylor Allen
                    Andrew Logan

Music by - Garth Stevenson

Cinematography - Maryse Alberti

Edited by - Keith Fraase

Production Company - Apex Entertainment

Distributed by - Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures

Country - United States

Language - English


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