Originally slated to hit theatres this fall and to potentially be in awards contention, the upcoming film Chappaquiddick was supposedly delayed to next year so that its distributor could give Scott Cooper’s Hostiles an awards season push instead. That seems like an unfortunate choice, however, considering how timely this particular movie appears to be. Chappaquiddick tells the story of the fatal car accident caused by Ted Kennedy in 1969 that resulted in the death of a young woman on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts. The incident has been loosely adapted in movies like Brian De Palma’s Blow Out, but despite widespread knowledge of the event, Kennedy was never convicted and was able to remain a senator for the rest of his life (although he never became president). The movie is directed by John Curran (Tracks, Stone) and stars Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Clancy Brown, Jim Gaffigan and Bruce Dern. Chappaquiddick hits theatres on April 6th; check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.