Fifty Shades of Grey Filmmaker Trades Christian Grey for Kennedy Family Scandal

December 16, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey

After reportedly contrary with Fifty Shades of Grey designer E.L. James on a creation of a franchise’s initial film, Sam Taylor-Johnson announced this past Mar that she was withdrawal a amorous empire. And on Monday, we learn that a BAFTA hopeful has traded Christian Grey’s amorous exploits for a real-life Kennedy liaison that stays only as intriguing and puzzling 46 years after it occurred.

Taylor-Johnson will tackle a barbarous Chappaquiddick incident, one of a many shameful tragedies in Kennedy-family history. The liaison took place in 1969, when Ted Kennedy gathering his automobile off a one-lane overpass on a Massachusetts island late during night. While Kennedy survived, his passenger—28-year-old Robert Kennedy debate worker, Mary Jo Kopechne—suffocated. Bizarrely, Ted Kennedy did not news a deadly collision to authorities until 9 hours later, after a submerged automobile was detected by pledge fishermen. Even after an inquisition into Kopechne’s death, many questions remained—and still remain—unanswered.

Kennedy eventually pleaded guilty to withdrawal a stage of an collision after causing injury, and perceived a two-month dangling jail sentence.

The tragedy has desirous over 15 books, and now a domestic thriller that will be helmed by Taylor-Johnson, Deadline reports.

Written by Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan, Chappaquiddick will account 7 days in Ted Kennedy’s life as he “struggles to follow his possess dignified compass and concurrently strengthen his family’s legacy, all while simply perplexing to keep his possess domestic ambitions alive.”

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