New ‘I, Tonya’ trailer released

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Stoneham’s Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding during practice in 1994.

By Globe Staff 

There’s no sign of Nancy Kerrigan in the just-released trailer for the offbeat Tonya Harding biopic, “I, Tonya,” but there is plenty of NSFW language. (You’ve been warned.)

The movie, which premiered to mostly good reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival, stars Margot Robbie as Harding, the disgraced former figure skater who tried to sabotage her on-ice rival, Kerrigan, before the 1994 Winter Olympics.


The movie, to be released in New York and Los Angeles Dec. 8, is directed by Craig Gillespie, whose credits include “Lars and the Real Girl.” In addition to Robbie, “I, Tonya” stars Allison Janney as Harding’s fierce, foul-mouthed mom, LaVona. (“I made you a champion knowing you’d hate me for it. That’s the sacrifice a mother makes,” the character hisses in the trailer.)

Judging from the trailer, the character of Stoneham native Kerrigan isn’t on screen much. Kerrigan is played in the film by Caitlin Carver, a 25-year-old actress from Alabama who’s had small parts in “Nashville” and “Glee.”