“Suicide Squad” star Margot Robbie has signed on to play figure skater Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya” for Clubhouse Pictures and LuckyChap Entertainment.
Steven Rogers (“Kate & Leopold”) penned the script which looks at the vilified ice figure skater who was pegged as a favorite for the 1994 Winter Olympics.
A month before the Games, fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Harding’s ex-husband and one of her bodyguards hired someone to break Kerrigan’s legs ahead of the competition.
The attack caused a bruised leg and forced Kerrigan to withdraw from the competition, which Harding won. Harding pleaded guilty in March 1994 to conspiring to hinder prosecution in the attack and was ultimately banned from the U.S. Figure Skating Association for life.
No director is attached at present, but Bryan Unkeless will produce.