I remember the Tonya Harding/ Nancy Kerrigan incident from when I was a kid. It was probably the most interesting thing that has ever, or will ever, happened in the world of ice skating. To see Margot Robbie in the role of Harding, I almost have to wonder if they used her portrayal of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad as her audition tape.
Along with Robbie, the film also stars Allison Janney as Harding’s abusive mother, as well as Sebastian Stan as Jeff Gillooly and Julianne Nicholson. I, Tonya opens in theaters on December 8th.
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.