CHAPPAQUIDDICK Casts Jason Clarke as Star

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Indie drama Chappaquiddick has cast Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy according to Variety.

Jason Clarke at arrivals for Premiere of PUBLIC ENEMIES - 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival, Mann''s Village Theatre in Westwood, Los Angeles, CA June 23, 2009. Photo By: Michael Germana/Everett Collection

Chappaquiddick is a dramatisation of the events leading up to the tragic car accident that took the life of Mary Jo Kopechne when Senator Ted Kennedy was at the wheel in the summer of 1969. After driving off a bridge, the young Kennedy panicked and left the scene of the accident, leaving the 28 year-old Kopechne to drown. Kennedy went home but didn’t report the accident for nine hours. The accident took place on the eve of the Apollo 11 moon landing.