AI Film will fully finance Craig Gillespie’s upcoming comedy, “I, Tonya”, starring Margot Robbie with Sierra/Affinity to commence international sales at the American Film Market.
Robbie (“Suicide Squad”) is in negotiations to star as American figure skater Tonya Harding as well as produce with Bryan Unkeless for Clubhouse Pictures, Tom Ackerley for LuckyChap Entertainment and Steven Rogers already attached to produce. Len Blavatnik and Aviv Giladi of AI Film are executive producing.
UTA Independent Film Group and CAA are representing US domestic rights.
The film follows the story of Harding’s involvement in the 1994 attack on Nancy Kerrigan, her main rival, prior to the Olympic Games. Variety reported in June that Gillespie (“Lars and the Real Girl”) would direct a script by Steven Rogers.
AI Film’s slate includes “Hacksaw Ridge” and Martin Scorsese historical drama “Silence.” Past projects include “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”; Bill Condon’s “Mr Holmes” with Ian McKellen; and Warner Music collaboration, “Kill Your Friends.”
Robbie and LuckyChap are represented by Management 360, CAA and attorney Jeff Bernstein. Robbie is additionally represented by Aran Michael Management. Rogers is repped by Gersh. Gillespie is represented by UTA and Management 360.