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Hello Margot fans – this is a post I’ve been looking forward to share with you all day! We told you yesterday that Margot’s new film ‘I, Tonya’ had its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, and that we were awaiting to hear the first reviews… It was a nerve-wrecking couple of hours; but the reviews coming from the festival are praising Margot and the film to the clouds! People have even mentioned that this role could just land Margot her “Best Actress” nomination at the Oscars. It’ll definitely be a tight race in that category, but we can’t wait to follow Margot and the film during award season. Hopefully it’ll result with a couple of big nominations and wins for our girl!

Below you can find all the reviews we have found so far, and I strongly recommend checking them out as they really are glowing. You should also check out our twitter account, where we have retweeted all the opinions on the film we’ve come across. And stay tuned for more updates coming up later today…

UPROXX – Margot Robbie Is A Human Dynamo As Tonya Harding In The Excellent ‘I, Tonya’ – As it turns out, Margot Robbie makes a pretty fantastic Tonya Harding: I, Tonya is now the darling of the Toronto International Film Festival. (And right now is the hottest title currently without distribution, so expect a pretty competitive bidding war to break out. This movie is going to be huge.)

It’s fascinating how many under a certain age don’t know anything about the incident that occurred between Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan before the 1994 Winter Olympics. Heck, even Margot Robbie didn’t realize Harding was a real person until after she read the script. The story is just that insane.

Directed by Craig Gillespie (who directed Lars and the Real Girl and the underrated The Finest Hours) and written by Steven Rogers (Love The Coopers), I, Tonya is an often hilarious and always tragic look at the life of Tonya Harding – who, frankly, put up with a lot of shit in her life from a lot of terrible people. I, Tonya isn’t here to exonerate Harding, but it does paint a picture of a beleaguered life, interlaced with just the right amount of biting dark comedy and well-timed breaking of the fourth wall. (READ FULL REVIEW)

Collider – Time may not heal all wounds, but at the very least, it allows us to see them more clearly. In 1994, figure skater Tonya Harding was reduced to a punchline at best and a villain at worst when she was implicated in the kneecapping of rival skater Nancy Kerrigan. Later research, especially the excellent documentary The Price of Gold, have taken steps to bring more nuance and detail to Harding’s story. Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya continues that work, showing Harding not as some nefarious schemer or selfish brat, but a survivor of abuse, first from her mother, then from her husband, and finally from America. With a wickedly sharp script Steven Rogers and outstanding performances from the lead cast, especially Margot Robbie, I, Tonya rewrites the stale script both of Harding’s legacy and the tragedy-to-triumph sports narrative.(READ FULL REVIEW)

The Hollywood Reporter – Margot Robbie breaks through with a strong performance as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in Craig Gillespie’s darkly comic biopic.
Managing to both revel in its subject’s trashiness and convince us she’s far more innocent than America believed, Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya reintroduces us to the most infamous athlete-villain of the first half of 1994 (that was the summer of O.J., you’ll recall) and lets her, for once, have the last say. Proving, after many a stolen scene, that she’s capable of carrying a picture in the lead role — even when makeup and hairstylists treat her character’s famous looks cruelly — Margot Robbie takes obvious pleasure in playing figure skater Tonya Harding, from her vulnerable teens to her present-tense, take-it-or-leave-it retirement. The lively and lurid film has solid commercial legs under it and marks a rebound for Gillespie, who has yet to match his lovable breakout film, Lars and the Real Girl, but is definitely earning his right to keep trying. (READ FULL REVIEW)

Vanity Fair – Margot Robbie Makes a Powerful Case for Tonya Harding, American Icon. With a top-flight cast and a willingness to turn tragedy into farce, I, Tonya is a risky comi-tragedy that succeeds on the power of its performances. Early on in I, Tonya, a character describes Tonya Harding as being “like America”—as in, a handful, but also a force of nature that demands respect. Filled with voiceover, direct address to the camera, and occasional freeze-frames on its most dramatic moments, I, Tonya frequently risks that kind of over-explanation as it recounts one of the most famous tabloid stories of the 90s, a saga that has been explained to death over the past two decades. But, yes: like America, Tonya Harding continues to fascinate—particularly as played by a gripping and forceful Margot Robbie, who commands a film that sometimes feels like a mad dash through a story so absurd and tawdry it just has to be true. (READ FULL REVIEW)

VARIETY – Margot Robbie gives a delectable performance as Tonya Harding in a biopic that saves her from infamy by being cheeky but real. “I, Tonya,” a riff on the Tonya Harding saga starring Margot Robbie as the infamous figure skater the whole world decided it loved to hate, is a fresh, chancy, and wickedly enjoyable movie. It’s framed as a fake documentary (it opens with the characters being interviewed 20 years later), and it has a tone of poker-faced goofball Americana that suggests a biopic made by the Coen brothers. The movie revels in the sheer woeful ghastly comic horror of what went on during the lead-up to the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer — the smashed knee of Nancy Kerrigan, the whole scheme to undermine her that was even more cracked.

For a while, you may make the mistake of thinking that “I, Tonya” is a joke: a blithe spoof of Tabloid Nation. It is that, yet it’s also built around something piercingly sharp and sincere: Margot Robbie’s canny, live-wire, deeply sympathetic performance. In case there was any doubt (some might say “Who knew?”), she’s a major actress. She plays Tonya as a trash princess who has nothing to cling to but her passion to skate, and has been so abused by life that it’s her karma to abuse it back. (READ FULL REVIEW)

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Labels: I Tonya, Press, Reviews

We’re being blessed with several new images of Margot this weekend, and continuing on from our gallery updates yesterday, I have no added the cast portraits! They were photographed for both Buzzfeed and People Entertainment, and there’s a total of 5 new shoots in our gallery. Shoot number #005 deserves a special mention, as it includes Margot with a puppy – it doesn’t get cuter than that! Dive in on the links below to check them out for yourself…

Labels: Gallery, I Tonya, Photoshoots

“I, Tonya” is in this very minute being screened at Toronto International Film Festival! This is the world premiere of the film, and Margot and her co-stars walked the red carpet before the big event; she looked absolutely gorgeous in a lengthy blue dress with floral pattern. At the carpet she and the rest of the cast were interviewed about the film, and we got to learn that all of her co-stars thinks her ice-skating skills are worthy a gold medal! We have updated our gallery with the first available high quality photos from the premiere, but expect a big batch of additions tomorrow.

We’ll also have the first film reviews in a couple of hours – let’s cross our fingers they’re as good as we hope and think they will be… I’ll make a big master-post tomorrow with all the reviews and articles we can find.

Labels: Appearances, Gallery, I Tonya

TIFF 2017 – Margot Robbie calls her portrayal of Tonya Harding ‘Irony Free’. Click read more to watch the video interview (the video auto-plays when you load the page)

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A video of Margot and the ‘I, Tonya’ cast and crew at the IMDb Studio visit have been released! Check it out below, and make sure to scroll down to check out some photos from the event.

Labels: I Tonya, Videos

Good evening, Margot fans! As we alerted you in our previous post, Margot and her ‘I, Tonya’ co-stars attended the IMDb Studio at the Visa Infinite Lounge today as a part of their film promotion at the Toronto International Film Festival. Margot looked stunning! I really love her short haircut, it suits her so well. The first 18 HQ photos from the event can now be found in our gallery – these are just the first of many photos we will be getting this weekend, so make sure to refresh our gallery regularly. We hope to have some portraits soon as well.

The film premiere is set to start in about 2 hours, and you’ll find the photos of Margot slaying the red carpet over at our twitter account the minute they are released! Stay tuned…

Labels: Appearances, Gallery, I Tonya

The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival is finally underway, and Margot is in attendance! She’s expected to make several appearances throughout the evening, as she’s set to appear at the IMDb Studio at the Visa Infinite Lounge and more. Margot updated her instagram with a photo of her ready for the festival, which you can check out below. Stay tuned both here and at our twitter account for plenty of photos later today!

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Margot just continues to add new projects to her name! This time as a producer, through her LuckyChap Entertainment company. She’s set to produce the science-fiction thriller “Augmented” for Warner Bros. – read on for more information. We’ll update you as soon as more information are available!

Source | Margot Robbie and Denise Di Novi have come on board as producers for Warner Bros. on the Mark Townsend science-fiction thriller “Augmented.”

The studio has acquired the rights to Townsend’s spec script and is keeping the logline under wraps. No actors are attached to “Augmented” at this point.

Both Robbie and Di Novi have first-look deals with Warner Bros. Carmen Lewis will also produce for Di Novi, along with Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara through Robbie’s Lucky Chap company. Warner Bros. executives Chantal Nong and Sheila Walcott will oversee the project.

Townend’s time-travel script “Contingency Protocol” appeared on the 2016 Black List with Bellevue Productions, Storyscape Entertainment, and Weed Road attached to produce and Broad Green financing.

Robbie signed her first-look deal last year. She has starred in three Warner Bros. films — “Focus,” “The Legend of Tarzan,” and “Suicide Squad.” She’s starring in “Suicide Squad” spinoff “Gotham City Sirens” for her character Harley Quinn and will executive produce.

Robbie is also starring in the Tonya Harding biopic “I, Tonya,” which will premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival, and in Fox Searchlight’s “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” which opens Oct. 13. She’s also a producer on “I, Tonya.”

Di Novi made her directorial debut with Rosario Dawson’s “Unforgettable.” She produced Robbie’s “Focus” and has dozens of producing credits dating back to 1988’s “Heathers.”

Lucky Chap is represented by CAA, Management 360 and attorney Jeff Bernstein. DiNovi is repped by CAA, Rain Management Group, and Bloom Hergott. Townend is repped by Verve, Bellevue, and Marios Rush.

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