Jason Clarke leads the political thriller THE SENATOR which tells the story of Ted Kennedy’s darkest hour.
While his brothers like President John F. Kennedy are no strangers to film, the first dramatic retelling of Ted Kennedy’s darkest hour has been a long time coming. Rejecting Hollywood sensationalism in favour of a chilling sobriety, John Curran’s enthralling tale of political zeitgeist and the man caught in its shadow will ensure this chapter won’t just be left to the history books.
THE SENATOR is directed by John Curran and stars Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, Kate Mara and Bruce Dern.
On July 18, 1969, Sen. Ted Kennedy drives his car off of a bridge on Massachusetts’ Chappaquiddick Island. The accident results in the death of passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old campaign strategist who worked for Kennedy. The ongoing investigation into the mysterious and scandalous events forever alters his political legacy – and ultimately changes the course of presidential history.