Margot Robbie is having a moment. The actress, who first caught our attention in Wolf of Wall Street, is set to own this summer with starring roles in both DC Entertainment’s Suicide Squad and Warner Bros.' The Legend of Tarzan. On top of that, she just might step into the notorious shoes of a figure skater infamous for trying to take out her opponent just before the Olympics.
Robbie is attached to I, Tonya, a script by Steven Rogers centering on the life of Tonya Harding, Deadline reports. The disgraced skater started from the bottom with a rough upbringing in Portland, Oregon before becoming a superstar in the sport.
Everything changed when Nancy Kerrigan, who was slated to battle her for the gold at the 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer, was attacked after a practice session at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in January. Harding’s then-husband Jeff Gillooly and her bodyguard Shawn Eckhardt hired a guy to break Kerrigan’s leg so she wouldn’t be able to compete.
Fortunately, it was just a bruise but Kerrigan was still forced to pull out of the championship event (which Harding won and was later stripped of her title). It was later revealed that Harding was the mastermind behind the whole thing and she was subsequently banned from the sport for good. That same year, she and Gillooly released their sex tape titled "Wedding Video" through Penthouse.
Yep, this sounds like the makings of an interesting movie.