Sufjan Stevens pays tribute to disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding the only way he knows how

I’m conflicted about this surprise new Sufjan Stevens song, “Tonya Harding,” which he just released today. On the one hand, it’s got all of the Sufjan-y stuff that I love: that gorgeous voice, melancholy strings, and a sense of sympathetic specificity that he’s so great at. On the other hand, the subject herself—an…

I, Tonya star Margot Robbie initially thought Tonya Harding was a fictional character

Margot Robbie’s latest film, the Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya, screened at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, with critics praising Robbie’s nuanced, sympathetic performance as the disgraced figure skater. Harding’s story—a lifetime of struggle that led to the sensational moment in 1994 when her…

Mom’s Allison Janney to play Tonya Harding’s mom

Variety is reporting that Mom star Allison Janney has signed on to play another mom in I, Tonya, the Tonya Harding biopic that Margot Robbie has been attached to since early this year. The story describes the mom—LaVona Harding—as “eccentric” and “tough,” adding that an ESPN 30 For 30 installment showed her being…

Sebastian Stan to play the Jeff Gillooly to Margot Robbie’s Tonya Harding

It looks like Margot Robbie can start lacing up her skates to play Tonya Harding—she boarded the I, Tonya film back in March, but that was when the project was still in search of a director and a distributor. But the project’s since gained lots of traction: Craig Gillespie (The Finest Hours, Lars And The Real Girl) is…

Mindy Kaling, Tonya Harding, and a meta take on Titanic lead the 2016 Black List

Mindy Kaling, Tonya Harding, Madonna, and Lax Mandis—not to be confused with Max Landis—all make appearances in one way or another on this year’s Black List, the annual collection of Hollywood film executives’ favorite unproduced screenplays. However, Kaling’s contribution, an untitled script about women in late-night…

The Finest Hours’ Craig Gillespie to direct Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding

Despite most recently directing a film that reportedly lost Disney $75 million, Finest Hours helmer Craig Gillespie has already found his next project. Gillespie’s been tapped to direct I, Tonya, that previously announced Tonya Harding biopic starring Margot Robbie. Apparently in Hollywood, you really can’t keep a…

James Robinson returns to form by giving C-3PO a backstory

It’s been an interesting few years for James Robinson. While Robinson’s Starman was a decade-defining series in the 1990s, Robinson languished for much of the ’00s. Between writing the script for the ill-fated League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen film and Justice League: Cry For Justice, it’s fair to say that Robinson…

Margot Robbie to play Tonya Harding in biopic that’s in search of a director

Deadline reports that Margot Robbie has signed on to play disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in the upcoming biopic I, Tonya. Harding made a name for herself in the figure-skating world back in the early ’90s, when she became the first American woman (and only the second woman ever) to perform a triple Axel in…