Producer looks forward to telling story of Ted Kennedy’s hellish ordeal after leaving woman to drown at Chappaquiddick*

Chappaquiddick%20Boston%20Globe%20third[1]Sam Taylor-Johnson, who directed Fifty Shades of Grey, is in talks to direct Apex Entertainment’s feature Chappaquiddick.

Mark Ciardi is producing the project, with its script just named to the 2015 Blacklist. Campbell McInnes of Apex Entertainment and Chris Cowles of DMG Entertainment are also producing.

“I’ve done a lot of true life stories, many sports stories, but this one had a deep impact on this country,” said Ciardi. “Everyone has an idea of what happened on Chappaquiddick and this strings together the events in a compelling and emotional way. You’ll see what he had to go through.”

What he had to go through? I’m sure it was terrible for Ted — in addition to getting his family to use their influence to cover for him, he had to go buy a new car and everything!

*Mary Jo may not have drowned, but rather suffocated – Ed.

“It looked as if she were holding herself up to get a last breath of air. It was a consciously assumed position. … She didn’t drown. She died of suffocation in her own air void. It took her at least three or four hours to die. I could have had her out of that car twenty-five minutes after I got the call. But he [Ted Kennedy] didn’t call.

— diver John Farrar, Inquest into the Death of Mary Jo Kopechne, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Edgartown District Court. New York: EVR Productions, 1970.
  • mauser 98

    Ted made jokes about her death later
    … got a pass from media.. a Kennedy and all

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        He was a survivor of a Hellish Ordeal, and you make jokes about his absolute moral authority to make jokes about Chappaquiddick?
        You monster!

        I just lampooned two NYT columnists, can you spot them?

        • Exile1981

          I would have prefered you harpoon them rather than lampooned.

        • That O’Dowd woman.

  • Martin B

    Ted Kennedy deserves to spend eternity gasping for breath in the backseat of a car at the bottom of a lake in Hell.

    • BillyHW

      He’s already there.

  • BillyHW

    They’re going to call this new device a Chappaquiddick:

    Sadly it was invented about 50 years too late.

  • B__2

    What an ungrateful woman! Think of all the good Ted Kennedy could have done if Mary Jo had the reasonable foresight to grow gills before she imposed herself on Ted’s driving skills. Ted took her from a nobody to a name that will be forever more associated with the great Kennedy name – many other people would have died for that opportunity. I hope in her last living moments she was appropriately thankful.

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  • Clausewitz

    “Ted Kennedy’s Hellish ordeal”???? WTF?

    • Exile1981

      yes, the ordeal that guarenteed he was going to hell.

  • disqusW6sf

    Ted Kennedy acted like a gangster just like his father Joe.

  • Xavier

    Y’all stop picking on Ted. He’s been sober for over a year now.

    Alright, almost a year. H8ters.

  • ontario john

    I blame the Jews and global warming.

  • David Murrell

    Should be a great Hollywood film, a film that will equal the new film “Truth”, as to a stunning commercial success, with droves of filmgoers lining up around blocks to see the flick.
    The producers should try to get Robert Redford to star as Robert Kennedy. And get Dan Rather to edit and re-write the script. /sarcasm