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Margot Robbie’s transformation into Tonya Harding is complete.
It was announced last spring that the Suicide Squad star would be lacing up to play the Olympian figure skater with tabloid notoriety for the biopic I, Tonya, and new photos from the film’s set show Robbie settling into the titular role.
Robbie is seen sporting Harding’s ‘90s hairstyle and wardrobe in an appearance that makes it hard to differentiate the actress from the blue-collar Harding she portrays.
The film from director Craig Gillespie will chronicle the events leading up to the infamous scandal, when Olympian figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked by a man who struck her a few inches above the knee at the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The attack was traced back to Harding’s ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly (to be played by Sebastian Stan), and her bodyguard, Shawn Eckhardt.
Harding struck a plea agreement, admitting to conspiring to hinder prosecution, and was banned from U.S. Figure Skating and stripped of her 1994 U.S. Championship. Her career finished, she later became a minor celebrity known for a sex tape, wrestling and boxing career and multiple marriages.
Allison Janney will portray LaVona, Harding’s mother.
Robbie is producing I, Tonya under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner with Tom Ackerley. Bryan Unkeless and Steven Rogers, who wrote the screenplay, also will produce.
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