Margot Robbie sticks the landing with her portrayal of Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. Her stunning turn as the disgraced figure skater has propelled her as a major contender for next year’s very competitive Best Actress Oscar race. When the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September it was met with cheers from the audience. It also placed as the runner-up for the festival’s People’s Choice Award. At long last, we finally get our first look at the critically-acclaimed film.
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.
I, Tonya gets a limited theatrical release on December 8 with a nationwide rollout later. Check out the teaser trailer below.
I, Tonya Movie Trailer