I, Tonya is picking up some serious steam heading into awards season, both for Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding and Allison Janney as her awful mother. Now, we have a red band trailer, and it is most certainly NSFW…
Check it out, and again be totally aware of the salty language :
For anyone unfamiliar with this story, it all happened during the 1994 Winter Olympics, when Harding’s idiot husband Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan) sabotaged her closest rival, Nancy Kerrigan, by whacking her in the knee with a pipe.
It is a salacious tabloid story full of white trash wannabe gangsters, but it’s also an interesting examination of class and social division.
I, Tonya looks pretty incredible. Margot Robbie’s transformation has been the biggest point of buzz about the film to this point, but Allison Janney seems almost a shoe in for Best Supporting Actress. Aside from this duo and Stan, the film stars Bobby Cannavale. It is directed by Craig Gillespie, who has a curious collection of films on his ledger, from Lars and The Real Girl to the Fright Night remake.
I, Tonya opens December 8.