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We've been curious about Margot Robbie's new film in which she plays figure skater Tonya Harding ever since it was announced. Now, our first look at the movie shows us that it's everything we ever dreamed of. The first teaser for I,Tonya is here, and Margot Robbie looks perfect in the role of the vilified figure skater. Check it out.
If we didn't know any better, we'd think that actually was a picture of Tonya Harding, circa 1994. It looks remarkably like her. Yet, that's actually Margot Robbie, the same woman who brought comic book character Harley Quinn to life, now bringing Harding to the big screen. Robbie looks amazing and we can't wait to see what else she brings to the movie.
I, Tonya will focus on the events surrounding the 1994 attack on skater Nancy Kerrigan during the U.S. Figure Skating Championship. Eventually, it was discovered that the attack was orchestrated by Tonya Harding's ex-husband, among others. While Harding herself was suspected of being involved, nothing was ever proven.
The new preview clocks it at less than a minute, so it doesn't get into a ton of specifics, but it does give us plenty of looks at Margot Robbie transformed into the famous ice skater.
It also shows that I, Tonya is going to be an intriguing movie. The voiceover that tells us there's no such thing as truth is probably the key to the entire movie. Is this going to be an accurate retelling of the events surrounding the attack on Nancy Kerrigan? Probably not, but then, does it really matter? The fact is that we still don't know a lot about what happened, but the movie will have to make some choices about some elements. In its own way, the trailer seems to be covering its own ass by claiming that the truth is bullshit anyway.
The idea to frame I, Tonya as a black comedy is an interesting one but probably the best available option. The actual event was a media circus. Treating everything as serious and dramatic honestly wouldn't do justice to the complete trainwreck that was the media response to it all. Does anybody even remember anything that happened at the 1994 Olympics beyond this?
We're looking forward to seeing more of I, Tonya ahead of the film's release. It will hit screens on December 8 and one certainly wonders if there are any potential award-worthy performances in the mix that we'll be hearing about long after the film has been released.