Len Blavatnik’s AI Film has come aboard to fully-finance Craig Gillespie’s upcoming Tonya Harding comedy I, Tonya. Margot Robbie is in negotiations to star as the American figure skater as well as produce the title with Bryan Unkeless for Clubhouse Pictures.
Tom Ackerley for LuckyChap Entertainment and Steven Rogers are already attached to produce while Blavatnik and Aviv Giladi of AI Film are exec producing.
Story peels back the layers of Tonya Harding’s sensationalized involvement in the 1994 attack on rival figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, exposing the absurd, tragic and hilarious story-behind-the-story of one of the most infamous scandals in the history of Olympic Games figure skating. Gillespie directs from a script written by Steven Rogers (P.S. I Love You).
Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity reps international rights while UTA Independent Film Group and CAA are repping domestic rights.
I, Tonya is the latest investment for AI Film, whose forthcoming slate includes Hacksaw Ridge and Martin Scorsese historical drama Silence.
Robbie and LuckyChap are repped by Management 360, CAA, attorney Jeff Bernstein and Aran Michael Management.
Rogers is repped by Gersh.
Gillespie is repped by UTA and Management 360.