the industry

Margot Robbie Set to Play Figure Skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya Film

Margot Robbie. Photo: Neilson Barnard/2016 Getty Images

A story about Tonya Harding’s roller-coaster figure-skating career is hurtling toward the big screen, with Margot Robbie attached to star. Deadline reports the actress is pushing for the Steven Rogerspenned project, titled I, Tonya, by trying to find a director herself. As a skater, Harding soared to international stardom in the late-80s and early-90s as a face of the sport, a two-time Olympian, and the first American woman to land a Triple Axel in competition. Outside the rink, however, she’s best known for her ties to the Nancy Kerrigan drama, which became a media spectacle and led to her permanent competitive ban in 1994. Rogers reportedly wrote the project based on extensive interviews he did with Harding and her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly (so it’s not related to this musical). Other details about the film are unclear at the moment, but Deadline notes the script has the potential to yield something à la To Die For. Let the Kerrigan casting speculation begin.

Margot Robbie to Play Tonya Harding in I, Tonya