We got our first glimpse of Margot Robbie taking the ice as Tonya Harding last month with a teaser clip for I, Tonya. While the Suicide Squad star’s performance was admittedly intense — in the best way possible, of course — things have just gotten even BETTER with the release of the film’s official trailer.
Telling the tale of the two-time Olympian and Skate America champion who was caught up in a shocking (and violent) scandal with her on-ice rival, Nancy Kerrigan, the movie follows the athlete’s journey, from her childhood on the ice with a brash, foul-mouthed mother, LaVona Golden (Allison Janney) as her guide, to her tumultuous relationship with ex-husband Jeff Gillooly (portrayed by the Winter Soldier himself, Sebastian Stan).
Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without tackling the scandalous moment in time that forever branded the skating figure as one of the most controversial in the the sport’s history: As you’ll recall, the former gold medalist became involved with the attack of her former rival, Nancy Kerrigan, who took a baton to the knee by an unknown man shortly before a competition. Soon after, it was revealed that he had been hired by Gillooly and Shawn Eckardt, Harding’s part-time bodyguard. Despite initially denying any involvement, the disgraced skater eventually pled guilty to conspiring to hinder the prosecution.
Check out the trailer in all its jaw-dropping glory below before it hits NYC and LA theaters in December, and nationwide in January.
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