Neon has released the teaser trailer ahead of I, Tonya‘s theatrical release on December 8, 2017. The teaser trailer comes just two days after the film screened as a special presentation of the Chicago International Film Festival.
Craig Gillespie directs the film, which offers a fresh take to the biopic genre with its documentary-style footage. The film follows Harding through her early skating career and her rise as one of America’s best figure skaters as she became the first women to complete a triple axel in competition. The film also focuses on her ex-husband who orchestrated the plot to threaten rival skater Nancy Kerrigan. The beating of Kerrigan helped set Harding’s legacy and led to her lifetime ban from figure skating.
The film stars Margot Robbie as figure skater Tonya Harding, Sebastian Stan as ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, Allison Janney as her mother, LaVona Golden. The film also stars Paul Walter Hauser, Bobby Cannavale and Julianne Nicholson.
Neon acquired the rights to the film following the world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The studio has scheduled it right in the heart of awards season in December. Robbie and Janney have drawn acclaim for their performances following the premiere, with the Mom actress being a strong contender for Best Supporting Actress.