The first trailer for I, Tonya is here, and it promises a release just in time for Oscar season.
Margot Robbie will play the infamous American figure skater in the forthcoming biopic, produced by Neon and directed by Lars and the Real Girl’s Craig Gillespie. Here’s 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.
As you can clearly see, if you like watching Americans trying to be dangerous and manipulative and failing completely, this is the movie for you. I, Tonya premiered at TIFF, and it opens in theaters on Dec. 8. Watch the teaser above.