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Margot Robbie to Play Disgraced Figure Skater Tonya Harding in New Biopic

Margot Robbie to Play Disgraced Figure Skater Tonya Harding in New Biopic

Margot Robbie is set to play disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in the new biopic I, Tonya, EW reports.

At 21 years old, Tonya was one of the best US Figure Skaters in the world, and was a favorite to win the 1994 Winter Olympics.

One month before the Olympics, Tonya‘s ex husband and her bodyguard paid someone to attack fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Nancy had to withdraw from the competition. Tonya was eventually banned from the U.S. Figure Skating Association for her hindering the investigation.

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  • Adam

    In related news, subway stabber Bernie Goetz to be played by Chris Hemsworth.

  • Gina

    Interesting…

  • Papaya Queen

    That suprises me, because at first glance she has quite a resemblance to Amy Schumer… And although Margot is a great actress, I guess this is once again Hollywood sexualizing everything.

  • jane

    weird casting choice and i wouldn’t take that role if i was her. what good would playing harding do for her career.. that’s a made for tv gig

  • ola akande

    ehhh they’re gonna have to ugly margot robbie up for this to work lol

    i dunno if amy schumer can act but amy naturally resembles tanya than margot does….margot may actually be too pretty for this role but she’s a great actress…..who knows, we shall see

  • brutallyhonest

    Oh the biopic of a zed list? Proof, if it was ever needed, that Margot Robbie is a terrible actress that should be relegated to Lifetime.