‘America. They want someone to love. But they want someone to hate.’
The unbelievably true (?) story of figure skating champion Tonya Harding is on full display in the red-band trailer for I, Tonya. From Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl), this darkly comic adventure details Harding from her rough and redneck life as a young girl with a dream and a fiercely, staunchly profane momager (played by an acid-mouthed Allison Janney). Margot Robbie plays teen and adult Tonya and is nearly unrecognizable as the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition. The tone and feel of the trailer are much like the movie itself, a mash-up of To Die For and Goodfellas. It’s a tone that won’t be for everyone but for me it sticks the landing.
I, Tonya recently received nominations from the IFP Gothams for Best Feature and Best Actress (Robbie), just the first phase of it skating through this awards season. The film also stars Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale and Mckenna Grace.
Neon will release I, Tonya on December 8th.
Here is the trailer.