CHAPPAQUIDDICK Casts Jim Gaffigan & Olivia Thirlby


Chappaquiddick has added Jim Gaffigan and Olivia Thirlby in the drama surrounding the death of Mary Jo Kopechne a former campaign worker for Robert Kennedy in an accident of which he was a part.



Chappaquiddick will follow the events around the car crash that claimed the life Mary Jo Kopechne and the immediate fallout to Ted Kennedy. The senator struggles to follow his own moral compass and simultaneously protect his family’s legacy, all while trying to keep his own political ambitions alive.

Gaffigan will play District Attorney Paul Markham and Thirlby will play a member of the so-called “boiler room girls,” a group of single women who attended the party on Chappaquiddick preceding the accident.