Coming off its rapturous reaction at the Toronto International Film Festival — where Yahoo Entertainment called it one of the festival’s “hottest tickets” — the mockumentary-cum-biopic, I, Tonya, has released its first teaser trailer in advance of its Dec. 8 theatrical release. Directed by Craig Gillespie (of Lars and the Real Girl notoriety) the film stars a potentially Oscar-bound Margot Robbie as disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding, who was infamously implicated in a scandal to harm rival Nancy Kerrigan at the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. It’s safe to say that Robbie knows plenty about Harding’s rise and fall now, aided by American co-stars like Allison Janney, who plays the skater’s nightmare-inducing mother, LaVona Golden. Though she doesn’t have a big role in this trailer, The West Wing star has been singled out amongst the ensemble cast as a comic force to be reckoned with.
Tonya Harding is a punch line and she knows it. But she'll no doubt be pleased with the new biopic "I, Tonya," which goes for laughs but also adds context to the skater’s familiar story.
With the fest kicking off on Thursday, here are the world premieres, and potential Oscar contenders, that we are most psyched for.