Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie is taking on another interesting role in this winter’s I, Tonya.
Robbie will play the title character, disgraced former Olympic Figure Skater Tonya Harding, in what looks like a dark comedy from Craig Gillespie, director of Lars and the Real Girl as well as last year’s The Finest Hours. NEON, the company distributing the film put out a short teaser for the film which you can watch below.
Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, and an original screenplay by Steven Rogers, Craig Gillespie’s I, TONYA is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked––and checkered––glory.
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