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Margot Robbie will play infamous figure skater Tonya Harding in movie about the Kerrigan attack

Nancy Kerrigan was attacked by two men in the lead-up to the 1994 Winter Olympics.

SUICIDE SQUAD AND The Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie has signed on to play infamous US figure skater Tonya Harding in a drama that looks at the attack of Harding’s rival Nancy Kerrigan at a competition leading up to the 1994 Winter Olympics.

The film is to be called I, Tonya according to Deadline and recounts the assault on Kerrigan by two men who were hired by Harding’s then-husband, Jeff Gillooly, to knock her out of competing for the Olympics.

Harding later admitted that she had knowledge of the attack, and was banned for life from professional figure skating.

The 88th Academy Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles Austalian Robbie at this year's Academy Awards. Source: AP/Press Association Images

Robbie, who is also producing on I, Tonya, is currently seeking a director for the project. The script, written by Steven Rogers (of P.S. I Love You fame), is based on extensive interviews he had with both Harding and Gillooly.

Tonya and Nancy The Impact Figure Skating Tonya Harding, left, and Nancy Kerrigan appear at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Orlando IN 1992 Source: AP/Press Association Images

This is another opportunity for Robbie to show her versatility on-screen. She recently played a no-nonsense war correspondent in “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” and is playing two iconic characters coming up: Batman villain Harley Quinn in “Suicide Squad” and Jane in “The Legend of Tarzan.”

The Harding role would be one in which she shows off her dramatic chops.

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