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Craig Gillespie set to direct Margot Robbie's Tonya Harding biopic

06.15.2016

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Back in March, we brought you word that Margot Robbie will star as Tonya Harding in I, TONYA, a biopic about the disgraced figure skater, and now Variety is reporting that the project has found a director in the form of Craig Gillespie.

Gillespie is definitely familiar with telling true stories on the big screen, as he was behind the camera for the biographical sports drama MILLION DOLLAR ARM and the historical disaster movie THE FINEST HOUR, but the filmmaker also helmed the critically-acclaimed dramedy LARS AND THE REAL GIRL and the 2011 FRIGHT NIGHT remake. Gillespie will be directing I, TONYA from a script by Steven Rogers (LOVE THE COOPERS, P.S. I LOVE YOU), who wrote it after doing extensive interviews with both Harding and her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, however there's no word on when production might kick off on the planned film.

This should be a big summer for Robbie. The actress has THE LEGEND OF TARZAN out on Juy 1st, while SUICIDE SQUAD will arrive in theaters on August 5th.

Source: Variety

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12:47PM on 06/15/2016

Will she wear prosthetics and stuff??

Like Charlize Theron did when she did Monster?
Like Charlize Theron did when she did Monster?
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10:39AM on 06/15/2016

Margot Robbie??

Waaaaaaay too hot to play Harding. How about we start with Amy Schumer. That I might buy.
Waaaaaaay too hot to play Harding. How about we start with Amy Schumer. That I might buy.
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11:26AM on 06/15/2016
i thought that was amy schumer in the thumbnail on the homepage before looking at the headline
i thought that was amy schumer in the thumbnail on the homepage before looking at the headline
4:05PM on 06/15/2016
Not sure if Amy can be serious though.
Not sure if Amy can be serious though.
7:21PM on 06/15/2016
Yeah, get Amy Schumer in that! Margot's hogging up all the good work!
Yeah, get Amy Schumer in that! Margot's hogging up all the good work!
11:24AM on 06/16/2016
Can't lie, I thought that was Amy in the thumbnail as well.
Can't lie, I thought that was Amy in the thumbnail as well.
10:15AM on 06/15/2016
This is sure to win the Oscar for "Most Generous Casting"
This is sure to win the Oscar for "Most Generous Casting"
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