August: Osage County actress Julianne Nicholson has joined the cast of I, Tonya, the biopic starring Margot Robbie as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding along with Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney and Paul Walter Hauser. Filming commenced today in Atlanta on the Craig Gillespie-directed film that centers on Harding’s involvement in the 1994 assault on rival Nancy Kerrigan, exposing the absurd, tragic and funny story-behind-the-story of the most infamous tabloid scandals in the history of figure skating and the Olympics.
Nicholson will play Diane Rawlinson, Harding first skating coach. Her recent credits include the films Black Mass and Sophie And The Rising Sun, which bows in theaters January 27. She also toplined the USA Network series Eyewitness.
Miramax will distribute the pic written by Steven Rogers. Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless, LuckyChap’s Robbie and Tom Ackerley, and Rogers are producing, with AI’s Len Blavatnik and Aviv Giladi as exec producers. Rosanne Korenberg is overseeing the film for Miramax, and Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales.
UTA Independent Film Group and CAA handled representation of U.S. rights.