Sebastian Stan & Margot Robbie Join I, TONYA

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I, Tonya an edgy comedy based on the life of former figure skating Tonya Harding has cast Sebastian Stan and Margot Robbie.

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The film follows former U.S. figure-skating champ Harding, who fell into disgrace after she and Gillooly plotted to attack rival Nancy Kerrigan right before the 1994 U.S. Championships in Detroit.

Stan will play Jeff Gilooly, Harding’s ex-husband with Robbie protraying the figure skater.

Harding won the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and second in the World Championships, and was set for a showdown against fellow American skater Nancy Kerrigan. The fairy tale turned nightmarish, after Kerrigan was attacked by thugs who tried to break her leg.

It turned out the culprit was Harding’s husband, who implicated his wife as he tried to stay out of jail. Kerrigan wound up winning the silver medal at that Olympics, and the completely distracted Harding finished eighth as her life was circling the drain.

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