The Tonya Harding true story is a fascinating one, and Craig Gillespie’s directing was expected to somewhat match the harsh reality of it. By the looks of this new red band trailer for I, Tonya, we’re lead to believe this is full-throttle drama, not holding back on the punches. A perfect trailer to have the Academy Awards conversation juicier than ever at this early time in the season – especially with the biopic status.
We also get a much greater glance at the two actresses (though Sebastian Stan might earn his credit), Margot Robbie and Allison Janney. Already hot prospects in the Oscar predictors circuit, I don’t have much hesitation in declaring both top of their respective categories if all goes to plan. Robbie is the bright, breakthrough actress on the cusp of greatness, and Janney is well overdue (a notion that repels me), so many runaway roles on film behind her, hard to believe she is Oscar-less thus far. I suspect the film’s tough trek to a Best Picture slot only makes their cases stronger. Good luck ladies.