Wolf of Wall Street Actress to Play Tonya Harding

Margot Robbie will transform into disgraced skater for 'I, Tonya' film
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2016 8:29 AM CDT
Wolf of Wall Street Actress to Play Tonya Harding
Margot Robbie arrives at the Oscars on Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Australian actress Margot Robbie is bent on showing her versatility, first making her breakout in 2013's The Wolf of Wall Street, appearing in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and The Big Short, starring this summer in Suicide Squad and The Legend of Tarzan, and now announcing her intentions to play shamed figure skater Tonya Harding in an upcoming movie, Deadline reports. A rep for Steven Rogers, the writer behind I, Tonya, confirms to Entertainment Weekly that Robbie will channel Harding, who was a champion skater before her downfall in a scheme to take out rival Nancy Kerrigan ahead of the 1994 Olympics. The Hunger Games' Bryan Unkeless will produce. No director—nor actress to play Kerrigan—has yet been named. (You probably want to skip Harding's sex tape, though.)

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