Allison Janney To Play Tonya Harding’s Mom

Allison Janney is in talks to play Tonya Harding’s tough eccentric mother LaVona in the biopic “I, Tonya” at Miramax.

Margot Robbie plays the famed ice skater and Sebastian Stan is playing her husband Jeff Gillooly in this story of her rise through the figure skating ranks and her infamous fall after she and Gillooly plotted an attack on fellow figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.

Craig Gillespie is directing the project which Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Bryan Unkeless and Steven Rogers will produce. The latter also wrote the screenplay.

Janney would film her scenes before returning to the set of CBS’ “Mom” and a stage commitment to “Six Degrees of Separation” on Broadway.

Source: Variety