Margot Robbie Is Set To Play Disgraced Olympic Skater Tonya Harding in a Biopic

Don’t you see the resemblance?

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It may feel like ancient history now but there was a time when Olympic ice skater Tonya Harding was one of the biggest names in the world.

Unfortunately, it was because of her part in a scheme to disable rival Nancy Kerrigan—a plot that quickly unraveled and ultimately saw her banned from skating and convicted of hindering the prosecution of the men who attacked Kerrigan.

Now Variety reports that it looks as though Margot Robbie may be set to bring Harding to life in a movie based on the ridiculous episode, I, Tonya:

Robbie (“Suicide Squad”) is in negotiations to star as American figure skater Tonya Harding as well as produce with Bryan Unkeless for Clubhouse Pictures, Tom Ackerley for LuckyChap Entertainment and Steven Rogers already attached to produce. Len Blavatnik and Aviv Giladi of AI Film are executive producing.

UTA Independent Film Group and CAA are representing US domestic rights.

I, Tonya will tell the tale of the 1994 assault on Kerrigan and appropriately enough, is reportedly set to be a comedy. The entire ordeal was the kind of idiotically-conceived crime that would make more sense as a movie like Raising Arizona so it seems like we’re in for something great.

The film is still in development stage so we have no premiere date. You can guarantee we’ll let you know when it’s set, especially since Margot is involved.

h/t Variety