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We finally have an official confirmation – ‘I, Tonya’ gets a 2017 release date, qualifying it for the next year’s awards race! The film will open in New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 8, with a platform rollout that will continue into January. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news a couple of minutes ago, and you can read it in full below. I have also replaced one of the portraits Margot did for them during the Toronto Film Festival with a high quality version – check it out here.

The Hollywood Reporter – The upstart distributor Neon will open the film in New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 8, with a platform rollout continuing into January. I, Tonya, Craig Gillespie’s hilarious and devastating Tonya Harding biopic, is officially joining the race to the 90th Oscars, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The film, which stars Margot Robbie (who also is one of its producers), had its world premiere on Sept. 8 at the Toronto International Film Festival, where, three days later, it became the fest’s highest-profile acquisition, selling to Tom Quinn and Tim League’s Neon for $5 million (over an even larger bid by Netflix).

After catching I, Tonya in Toronto, I wrote: “In the hands of a competent distributor, Robbie could well land a best actress nomination — she wouldn’t be the first beautiful actress to ‘de-glam’ and/or produce her own project and get recognized for doing so (see: Charlize Theron and 2003’s Monster). As for [Allison] Janney, she seems to me like a slam-dunk for a best supporting actress nom [for her portrayal of Harding’s mother] — which would be her first-ever Academy recognition, and hugely deserved.”

Labels: Gallery, I Tonya, News & Articles, Photoshoots

With Margot currently promoting ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin‘ and ‘I, Tonya‘, it can be easy to forget just how busy she has been the past few years, and the fact a trailer has been released for another movie shows it!

Although we don’t hear Margot in this specific trailer, we do know that she is playing the character of ‘Flopsy.‘ As fans of the literature classic will know, ‘Flopsy’ is one third of a set of triplets, the other two sisters called ‘Mopsy‘ and ‘Cottontail‘. These two characters are voiced by Elizabeth Debicki and Daisy Ridley, respectively.

It’s also fun to know that, for the third time, Margot will be appearing in a movie with Domhnall Gleeson!

The synopsis details:

Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail. | Source

Labels: News & Articles, Peter Rabbit

From the premiere, which took place tonight, Margot did a number of interviews on the red carpet. As the first of these are uploaded, I have added screencaps to the gallery of two of these interviews; with ODE and another with The Upcoming.

Below are the links to view the screencaps, with the videos also posted.

   

Labels: Goodbye Christopher Robin, Interviews, Screencaps, Videos

The Independent has posted an exclusive video, detailing a behind the scenes look of the real life inspiration of Chrisopher Robin. Many people are familiar of the characters of Christopher, Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore and Tigger but the movie itself delves into the story of how those characters were created by A.A. Milne and the inspiration of his son.

The Independent posted this short article alongside the video:

We all know the Christopher Robin who populates the pages of A.A. Milne’s book, the friend to many creatures of the Hundred-Acre Wood.

But what of the real Christopher Robin? More precisely, Christopher Robin Milne, or as his family would often call him, Billy Moon. As a boy, Christopher Robin was gifted a teddy bear he named Edward; this toy, alongside a real Canadian bear named Winnipeg Milne saw at the London Zoo, became the inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh.

Read the article in it’s entirety here.

I have added screencaps of Margot’s scenes in the video, where she chats about the actor Will Tilston who plays her on-screen son, Christopher.

   

Other news in relation to the movie, is that it shall also be presented at 53rd Chicago International Film Festival, as well as the Hamptons International Film Festival. It shall be screened on the 13th October at 6.00pm. More information can be found here.

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Labels: Goodbye Christopher Robin, Interviews, Screencaps, Videos

From one festival to another! Having presented ‘I, Tonya‘ at the Toronto International Film Festival, Margot will soon be headed to the Hamptons International Film Festival.

The festival, which celebrates independent movies and documentaries, shall take place during the period of 5th October – 9th October 2017 in The Hamptons, New York.

I, Tonya‘ shall be played during the closing night (9th October), with showings at 7.00pm and 7.30pm. To book tickets, you can do so at the movie’s page on the HIFF website, however they are not officially on sale as of now. The synopsis of the movie reads as follows:

For many, the revelations following the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan in the lead-up to the 1994 Winter Olympics cemented the legacy of Tonya Harding as one of the most iconic villains in sports history. Craig Gillespie’s at turns hilarious and tragic look at the life of Harding (astonishingly realized by Margot Robbie) flips the script on this sensational narrative—following her from the tumultuous relationship with her abusive mother (Allison Janney) to the absurd moments that led to that fateful night in Cobo Arena. Fueled by a razor-sharp script that doesn’t let anyone in Harding’s orbit out of its sights, I, TONYA is an outrageous and surprising look at the players behind the notorious scandal.

In other news related to HIFF and another of Margot’s upcoming movies, it was announced that ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin‘ was selected as a ‘Friday Centerpiece film in Southampton’ as the North American premiere of the movie on the 6th October.

Labels: Goodbye Christopher Robin, I Tonya, News & Articles

While at TIFF, Margot, as we know, took part in many interviews to promote ‘I, Tonya’ but she also spoke about past projects, namely her role as Harley Quinn. As well as chatting about her transformation into Tonya Harding, Vanity Fair Editor, Krista Smith, also spoke to Margot about Harley and if/when we will see her again on movie screens.

I have made screencaps of the two interviews and you can also view the videos below.

   

The videos are situated below the cut as they feature an autoplay function:

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Labels: I Tonya, Interviews, Screencaps, Suicide Squad

Hello Margot Fans! One of the things Margot has been asked about a lot during the weekend at this year’s Toronto film festival, is when she’ll reprise her role as Harley Quinn. There’s been a lot of speculation about this, and we know many are wondering what project she’ll do next – so here’s the little we know so far:

Margot has reveled that the role she’ll go into next is most likely the one of Harley Quinn, but she is as clueless as the fans as to which film is up first. She’s expected to appear in three upcoming DCEU films: Suicide Squad 2, Gotham City Sirens and a film starring Harley and the joker. There’s been a lot of confusion around all of these projects, with rumors and speculations about which actors are returning in the future films, which films are up next and exactly how many projects featuring Harley Quinn that are actually in development.

When she spoke to The Wrap during the festival, Margot said “I think next year I’ll be back in the fishnets wielding a baseball bat”. When pushed to reveal which movie will be up first, she replied “Your guess is as good as mine”. This could definitely be a planned coy, but at the moment it seems like she legitimately has no idea where she’ll show up next. Whichever film it is, we’re sure Margot will once again do Harley Quinn justice: and we’ll keep you updated, hopefully more information will be available soon.

Labels: Gotham City Sirens, News & Articles, Suicide Squad

Hello Margot fans! Our girl is back in London, but what a fun weekend this has been. Despite her no longer being at the festival in Toronto, there are still news and new photos coming up – so the buzz is not over completely! As we’ve mentioned before, ‘I, Tonya’ went into the film festival without a distributor. Thanks to IndieWire, we now know that the film has been sold to Neon and 30West! The deal is one of the biggest sales to come out of this year’s TIFF. The new boutique distributor Neon and 30West are a new financing outfit launched by former agents Dan Friedkin and Micah Green, who recently made big success with ‘Ingrid Goes West’. Read on for more information –

IndieWire – It’s been a slow year for dealmaking at the Toronto International Film Festival, but one movie that was expected to make waves this year now has a home. “I Tonya,” Craig Gillespie’s tragic-comic portrait of Tonya Harding, sold to new boutique distributor Neon and 30West, the new financing outfit launched by former agents Dan Friedkin and Micah Green. The deal is one of the biggest sales to come out of this year’s TIFF. A rep for Neon company confirmed that the company planned to release the film in 2017, putting its key performances, screenplay and director in play for awards season.

The movie entered TIFF with a widely reported $6 million offer from CBS Films already on the table, with some rumors circulating that the company had already closed the sale. The film was previously acquired by Miramax before its completion for the same amount, and CBS reportedly offered that without seeing the film. According to a source with knowledge of the deal, CBS lowered its offer to $2 million after the film’s TIFF premiere, when relative newcomer Neon and 30West outbid it with a $5 million offer. Positive reviews, along with awards buzz for Allison Janney and Margot Robbie, enhanced its clout.

Neon is currently basking in the success of “Ingrid Goes West,” the Aubrey Plaza vehicle that has already grossed $2.7 million in limited release. Like that movie, “I, Tonya” is a dark comedy with a strong female performance — in this case, the notorious rise and fall of figure skater Harding, and the crime-gone-wrong saga surrounding her and her husband’s role in breaking competitor Nancy Kerrigan’s kneecap. The movie unfolds as a mixture of Christopher Guest-style mockumentary and dramatizations. Robbie’s performance as Harding has been praised for its tough, confrontational qualities, but it’s Janney — as Harding’s foul-mouthed, abusive mother — who many believe to be the film’s biggest selling point.

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Labels: I Tonya, News & Articles, Reviews
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