If you’re unfamiliar with the name, let me tell you about disgraced Olympic competitor Tonya Harding. In the 90s, she was one of the most prominent young figure skaters on the US team. She was the first American women to ever complete one of the hardest moves in figure skating, at the time, the Triple Axel. Harding was even projected to win a Gold medal at the upcoming Winter Olympics. Everything was going her way, until January 1994 when her ex-husband had the crazy idea to put a hit on Harding’s rival, Nancy Kerrigan.
This unbelievable, shameful blemish in Olympic history is getting the Hollywood treatment. Here is the first teaser for I, Tonya, featuring Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding and Sebastian Stan as her vindictive ex-husband.
Based on unbelievable but true events, I, TONYA is the 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 has forever been defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived and worse-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.