From Neon and director Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm) comes the true story of the infamous figure skater Tonya Harding’s fall from grace — I, Tonya. Starring Margot Robbie in the title role alongside Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale and Mckenna Grace, the film hits theaters December 8, 2017.
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.
Margot Robbie knows how to play crazy… Going from Harley Quinn to Tonya Harding was a no-brainer for the Australian actress and I can’t wait to see this insane true story hit the bigscreen. I, Tonya looks like a blast and I’m curious to see how far director Craig Gillespie pushes the material considering the real story was quite bonkers to begin with. Look for some awards consideration for Robbie since this is a December release as well, right in the thick of Oscar screener season.