By Creative Media Times
Margot Robbie’s rising star profile looks to continue as Neon dropped a new red band trailer for the biographical sports black comedy film “I, Tonya.” about the Tonya Harding Olympic scandal.
The film has been receiving plenty of Oscar buzz around Robbie’s performance as well as the film following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Directed by Craig Gillespie and written by Steven Rogers, the movie seems to be told more around Harding’s abusive family background which she later dished out on the ice including the infamous attack on Nancy Kerrigan before the 1994 Winter Olympics and its aftermath.
The trailer also shows audiences their first look at Harding’s foul-mouthed mother LaVona played by Allison Janney, Harding’s ex-husband Jeff Gilooly as played by Sebastian Stan. “The haters always say ‘Tonya, tell the truth.’ There’s no such thing as truth,” says Robbie’s Harding.
‘I, Tonya’ is set for release on December 8, 2017.
Here is the film’s official synopsis:
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.