I, Tonya is set for release on December 8, 2017, and audiences are getting their first look at the biopic movie starring Margot Robbie. The official trailer has been released and social media reaction is good.
People are expressing excitement towards seeing Margot Robbie transform into the disgraced skater Tonya Harding who was accused of orchestrating a horrific attack on competing athlete Nancy Kerrigan. The attack occurred in 1994 and ended Tonya Harding’s career as a figure skater.
Tonya Harding entered a guilty plea via a plea bargain to the charge of conspiring to hinder the prosecution of the attack. She was fined $160,000 and sentenced to three years probation.
The high profile case drew tons of media attention and many were shocked when news began to report that Tonya Harding’s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly along with Tonya Harding’s bodyguard Shawn Eckhardt hired the man Shane Stant who would strike Nancy Kerrigan in the thigh.
The Harding/Kerrigan case became a tabloid sensation and overshadowed the upcoming Olympics. People were shocked and horrified at the allegations and didn’t want to believe Harding could have been involved.
As Harding and Kerrigan were competitors but also teammates, the attack left the nation reeling at the aggressiveness of the incident.
You may see the official trailer for I, Tonya in the video player below.
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I, Tonya stars Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding, Sebastian Stan as Jeff Gillooly, Allison Janney as LaVona Golden, Julianne Nicholson as Diane Rawlinson, Bojana Novakovic as Dody Teachman.and Mckenna Grace as young Tonya Harding.
Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, Fright Night, The Final Hours) directed the movie. Steven Rogers (Hope Floats, Love The Coopers) wrote the screenplay.
Though the movie will be released on Dec. 8, 2017, in the U.S. it had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
The movie came in second place at the Toronto International Film Festival for People’s Choice Award Gala or Special Presentations.
I, Tonya has also been nominated for two Gotham awards, one for Margot Robbie for best actress and the other for best feature.
Are you going to see I, Tonya in theaters? Did you follow the Tonya Harding scandal when it took happened?