When Jason Clarke is starring in a new movie you should definitely be excited, and now he’s about to assume the role of State Senator Ted Kennedy in Chappaquiddick, which chronicles another tragic chapter of the Kennedy family.
Check out the brand new trailer below:
Based on the real-life event, Chappaquiddick focuses on the fall from grace of Kennedy (Clarke) following his involvement in a fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of his young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara).
The role of Kennedy is a big step up for Clarke and he’s got the distinctive New England accent down cold and also expresses the Kennedy idealism with vigour, along with falling victim to the shadow that his families legacy had on his life.
Chappaquiddick looks to offer a very interesting analysis of political power and inherited wealth and the dark shadows that come from each. It’s a very timely film in today’s heated political landscape and for those wanting entertainment that is clever and thought-provoking, well, you’ll find it here.
Chappaquiddick will be released in cinemas on May 10.