Taylor-Johnson To Helm “Chappaquidick” Film

“Fifty Shades of Grey” director Sam Taylor-Johnson is in talks to direct “Chappaquiddick” for Apex Entertainment and DMG. Mark Ciardi, Campbell McInnes and Chris Cowles are producing.

Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan penned the political thriller that chronicles the true story of what is described as the seven most dramatic days of Senator Ted Kennedy’s life.

On the eve of the moon landing, Kennedy became entangled in a tragic car accident that results in the death of former Robert Kennedy campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne.

The senator struggles to follow his own moral compass and simultaneously protect his family’s legacy, all while simply trying to keep his own political ambitions alive. Casting is underway with principal photography set to begin in late spring.

Source: THR