Miramax has scooped up U.S. distribution rights to “I, Tonya,” a Black List script from Steven Rogers starring “Suicide Squad’s” Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding, the figure skater who was banned for life following an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan perpetrated by Harding’s ex-husband and bodyguard.
Craig Gillespie will direct the film, with Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless, Robbie and Tom Ackerley for LuckyChap Entertainment and Rogers producing. AI’s Len Blavatnik and Aviv Giladi are the movie’s executive producers.
The deal was brokered by UTA Independent Film Group and CAA. UTA Independent Film Group and CAA brokered the deal. Rosanne Korenberg will oversee the film for Miramax.
“The script is unbelievable, it’s unlike anything I’ve read before and I know Craig’s approach with the material and the characters will be executed brilliantly,” Robbie said in a statement. “Tom and I at LuckyChap are so grateful to partner with Bryan for what will hopefully be the first of many jobs together.”
“Miramax is thrilled to be working on this exciting project with such a tremendous group, led by the incredibly talented Margot Robbie, the unique directing vision of Craig Gillespie, Steven Rogers’ exquisite writing talent, and the wonderfully passionate producers Bryan Unkeless and Tom Ackerley,” Zanne Devine, Head of Film and TV at Miramax said in the statement. “We are delighted to collaborate once again with our friends Aviv Giladi, Len Blavatnik and their team at AI Film as well as Nick Meyer and Sierra/Affinity.”
Sierra/Affinity is handing the film’s international rights.
Robbie is represented by Management 360, CAA, attorney Jeff Bernstein and Aran Michael Management. Rogers is represented by Gersh and Gillespie is UTA and Management 360.