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The pair landed on the 2015 Black List with their first screenplay, which recounts Ted Kennedy’s 1969 car accident that caused the death of his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne. The subsequent John Curran-helmed film, starring Jason Clarke as Kennedy and Kate Mara as Kopechne, was quickly snapped up by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios for $4 million (plus a massive $16 million prints-and-advertising commitment) in advance of its Toronto International Film Festival premiere. Chappaquiddick is set to be released April 6, 2018.
Allen and Logan grew up together in Dallas. The former has edited for The Simpsons since 2011 and also edited for the 2016 pic The Edge of Seventeen, while the latter produced the 2015 indie romance 6 Years and co-produced Sundance Selects’ 2014 drama Hellion. Allen and Logan were both executive producers on Chappaquiddick.
They continue to be managed by Chris Fenton and Chris Cowles at DMG Entertainment and by attorney David Jelenko at Lichter Grossman.
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