Allison Janney Joins I, TONYA

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Allison Janney (Mom) has joined dark comedy I, Tonya.

Allison Janney attends Michael Jackson ONE Opening Night at Mandalay Bay on June 29, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Photo Credit Brian Lindensmith. Copyright All Access Photo Agency.

Janney will play Tonya’s eccentric mother Lavona.

The film follows Harding’s rise through the figure skating ranks and her infamous fall after she and Gillooly plotted an attack on fellow figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. Harding’s involvement in the act would eventually lead to her lifetime ban from the figure skating world.