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When Margot Robbie was cast as disgraced U.S. Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in the amusingly titled “I, Tonya” it was mostly seen as a curiosity. But when cameras recently started rolling, and set pictures emerged of Robbie transformed into the personality, the buzz was nearly instantaneous. And now the first footage has landed from behind-the-scenes of Robbie channeling the brassy athlete.
Craig Gillespie (“Lars and The Real Girl,” “Fright Night,” “Their Finest Hours”) is directing the movie that also features Sebastian Stan as Jeff Gilloly and Caitlin Carver as Nancy Kerrigan, in the story of Harding, an outsider who broke into the exclusive world of Olympic athletes.
- Kevin Jagernauth
24 January 2017 2:01 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
A week after people got their first glimpse of Margot Robbie in character as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, the upcoming biopic about the infamous figure skater, new pictures have emerged, offering the first look at Sebastian Stan as Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly.
In the image below, Stan is seen in character sporting a mustache, striped polo shirt and faded jeans while Robbie, as Harding, is seen with a short hairdo dressed in red.
- Hilary Lewis
Deadline is reporting that Caitlin Carver (Rules Don’t Apply, Paper Town) has signed on to star as Nancy Kerrigan alongside Margot Robbie’s Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, the upcoming drama from director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl).
The film will explore figure skater Harding’s involvement in the 1994 assault on her Olympic rival Kerrigan, where she was clubbed in the knee in an effort to break her leg and prevent her from competing in the Lillehammer Winter Olympics.
In addition to Carver, the cast has also been bolstered by Mckenna Grace (Designated Survivor), Bojana Novakovic (Shameless), who join the previously announced Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, and Paul Walter Hauser. »
- Gary Collinson
Exclusive: Caitlin Carver has been cast as champion figure skater and Tonya Harding rival Nancy Kerrigan in the biopic I, Tonya starring Margot Robbie. Craig Gillespie is directing the film, which follows Harding's involvement in the 1994 assault on Kerrigan who was clubbed in the knee right before the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit in an effort to incapacitate her. Kerrigan only suffered some bruising and was as able to compete in the Lillehammer Winter… »
Production is already well underway on the Atlanta set of Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya, but the figure skating drama has made room in its ranks for Julianne Nicholson, star of Black Mass, August: Osage County, and Sophie and the Rising Sun.
Joining Allison Janney, Paul Walter Hauser, Sebastian Stan and Margot Robbie for the upcoming sports pic, Nicholson has landed the part of Diane Rawlinson, the first skating coach to train disgraced Olympian Tonya Harding (Robbie). Once celebrated as the ice princess of the figure skating world – Harding made history after becoming the first American woman to complete the triple axel in major competitions in the early ’90s – Tonya Harding’s career and public image were left in tatters after her and her husband Jeff Gillooly (Stan) were found guilty of ordering a vicious attack on skating rival Nancy Kerrigan. However, karma prevailed after Kerrigan’s limped out of »
- Michael Briers
Nicholson (pictured) portrays Harding’s first skating coach Diane Rawlinson.
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She joins a cast that includes Sebastian Stan as Harding’s spouse Jeff Gillooly, Allison Janney as Harding’s mother Lavona, and Paul Walter Hauser as bodyguard Shawn Eckhardt. Nicholson, whose credits include “Sophie and the Rising Sun,” “Black Mass,” the TV series “Eyewitness” and “August: Osage County,” is on board to play Harding’s first skating coach, Diane Rawlinson.
Miramax bought U.S. distribution rights last month to the comedy, which will center on Harding’s attack on rival figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, which was aimed at breaking Kerrigan’s leg so she couldn’t compete in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.
Harding’s involvement would eventually lead to her stripping of her 1994 national title and a lifetime »
- Dave McNary
August: Osage County actress Julianne Nicholson has joined the cast of I, Tonya, the biopic starring Margot Robbie as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding along with Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney and Paul Walter Hauser. Filming commenced today in Atlanta on the Craig Gillespie-directed film that centers on Harding’s involvement in the 1994 assault on rival Nancy Kerrigan, exposing the absurd, tragic and funny story-behind-the-story of the most infamous tabloid scandals… »
With production now underway on the Tonya Harding biopic, the first set photos from the film have arrived online showing Margot Robbie transformed into the shamed U.S. figure skater for I, Tonya; check them out here…
Margot Robbie on the set of "I, Tonya", she looks unbelievable! pic.twitter.com/vSh1mBZ9KM
— MovieTrip (@MovieTripApp) January 17, 2017
I, Tonya is being directed by Craig Gillespie (The Finest Hours) from a script by Steven Rogers (Love the Coopers) and will tell the story of Harding’s rivalry with fellow competitor Nancy Kerrigan, and her efforts to prevent Kerrigan from competing at the 1994 Winter Olympics by hiring a hitman in a failed attempt to break her leg. Robbie is joined in the cast of the film by Sebastian Stan (Captain America: Civil War) and Allison Janney (Juno). »
- Gary Collinson
17 January 2017 7:21 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
It was announced last spring that the Suicide Squad star would be lacing up to play the Olympian figure skater with tabloid notoriety for the biopic I, Tonya, and new photos from the film's set show Robbie settling into the titular role.
Robbie is seen sporting Harding's '90s hairstyle and wardrobe in an appearance that makes it hard to differentiate the actress from the blue-collar Harding she portrays.
- Jackie Strause
Way back in March, we reported that Margot Robbie had come aboard to play controversial figure skater Tonya Harding in the upcoming biopic I, Tonya. But we haven't heard much else about the project since then. Today, we have word that production is already under way, with the first set photos surfacing, which show Margot Robbie's transformation into Tonya Harding, as she bears a striking resemblance to the skater. The actress was seen sporting a 1990s look, wearing a sweater and high-waisted retro jeans.
TMZ debuted these photos, although it wasn't specified where exactly filming is taking place on this upcoming biopic. I, Tonya peels back the layers of Tonya Harding's sensationalized involvement in the 1994 attack on rival figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, exposing the absurd, tragic and hilarious story-behind-the-story of one of the most infamous scandals in the history of Olympic Games figure skating. Aside from Margot Robbie, »
Like many film fans, I’m able to recall a long list of actors I admire and enjoy the work of. However, there aren’t many who also appear repeatedly on my ‘Hot Damn’ Pinterest board. Ryan Gosling, who found fame in the big screen adaptation of romantic drama The Notebook, is perhaps one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, and with his latest feature La La Land released this week, he’s about to become even hotter property (if that’s even possible).
However, it hasn’t always been sunshine and rainbows (and long, passionate kisses in the rain) for Ryan. If you’re interested in getting to know him on a deeper level, our hidden gem choices might just be what you’re looking for.
Unlike anything Gosling has done or attempted before or since, he plays Daniel Balint, a young Jewish man who has renounced his faith, »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Exclusive: Paul Walter Hauser has been added to the cast of the upcoming Craig Gillespie-directed biopic I, Tonya, that stars Margot Robbie as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. Miramax recently acquired the distribution rights to the film, which was written by Steven Rogers, with production scheduled to begin this month. The pic centers on former U.S. Olympic figure-skating champ Harding who, along with her husband Jeff Gillooly (played by Sebastian Stan), plotted… »
13 items from 2017
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