I, Tonya is a dramatic biopic about one of the most salacious (and amusing in 2017) scandals in Olympics history. Margot Robbie stars as Tonya Harding, a figure skater accused of sabotaging her rival, Nancy Kerrigan. Some of you are old enough to remember, and those who aren’t old enough should absolutely check out the details somewhere.
The first teaser for I, Tonya is here, and it looks like it might very well have the tone absolutely perfect for such a ridiculous scandal. Check it out:
“Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) was the first American woman to achieve figure skating’s holy grail move, completing a triple axel in competition in 1991. But success on the ice was not always matched with happiness in her personal life. She grew up constantly at odds with her abusive mother and fought for everything she had. Though an accomplished technical skater, pleasing the judges proved tougher and she was criticized for her lack of artistry and unconventional “trailer park” beauty. When she met Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan), he provided a long-awaited escape from her mother, an encouraging voice in her corner, and fatefully, connections to a sleazy underworld.”
This has already been picking up some great buzz, and Robbie and Allison Janney as Harding’s awful mother are climbing up the Oscar shortlist for some prognosticators.
I, Tonya opens December 8.