The crazy true story of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding is brought to the screen in appropriate fashion in I, Tonya, starring Aussie actress Margot Robbie.
You can hear that awards buzz already. Directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, Fright Night, Million Dollar Arm) and written by Steve Rogers (Stepmom, Kate & Leopold), I, Tonya goes the dark tragicomedy route to tell the story of a troubled athlete (Robbie), her acid-tongued mother (Allison Janney) and her impetuous ex-husband (Sebastian Stan). If you know some what ended up going down with her fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan, you know that things get pretty wild.
We could have a major contender here, and the strong early reviews suggest as much. I, Tonya, also starring Julianne Nicholson and Caitlin Carver, will be opening in the US on December 8 and arrives in Australia on February 15, 2018.
Official synopsis for I, Tonya:
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.