Not too long ago, NEON released a teaser for I, Tonya, a film that followed the crazy persona of figure skater Tonya Harding — who is best known for trying to take out fellow Olympian Nancy Kerrigan. The teaser was brief, but certainly got the tone across.
If that initial teaser piqued your interest, then here’s the full red band trailer for your enjoyment.
The official synopsis for I, Tonya, is below:
“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.”
Without a doubt, this seems to be an interesting role for Robbie, and we’re intrigued to see how her performance holds up over the course of the entire film. It certainly feels very similar to last year’s The Bronze (which also starred Sebastian Stan, interestingly enough), though this one does seem substantially more grounded than that film.
On the whole, this looks to be something of a heartbreaking black comedy that really shows why Harding became the person she did.
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