WATCH: Margot Robbie is shamelessly flawed figure skater in ‘I, Tonya’ trailer
“I was the best figure skater in the world—at one point,” declares Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding.
The biopic’s trailer features a brash and eager Harding, a figure skater during the ’90s who wanted to make it to the Olympics. Behind her success is an abusive mother LaVona Golden, played by Allison Janney.
“I made you a champion. Knew you’d hate me for it. That’s the sacrifice a mother makes,” says LaVona.
With a story so strange, the retelling can’t help but be comedic. The scenes are as offbeat as Tonya’s life has been, which includes a marriage at 19 to Jeff Gilooly (Sebastian Stan), a longing for acceptance from snobbish judges, and a plot to weed out the competition through an injury.
Directed by Craig Gillespie, the film made its premiere on Sept. 8 at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and is set to join the Oscars race. It will be released in US theaters on Dec. 8. /ra
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