‘Tonya Harding’ Biopic Finds Its ‘Nancy Kerrigan’

By Ned Ehrbar

(CBS NEWS) – “I, Tonya,” the upcoming biopic about disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding, has cast a crucial role.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 21: Actress Caitlin Carver attends the "Paper Towns" New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Caitlin Carver (credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Caitlin Carver, a 24-year-old actress best known for appearing on “The Fosters,” has been cast as Nancy Kerrigan, Harding’s rival. Margot Robbie will star as two-time Olympian Harding. Filming is already underway.

In 1994, Harding’s ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, and bodyguard, Shawn Eckhardt, famously orchestrated an attack during which Kerrigan was hit on the knee with a lead pipe after a practice session for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit. Harding pleaded guilty to obstructing prosecutors in their investigation into that incident. She received three years probation, community service and a $160,000 fine.

“Captain America: Civil War” star Sebastian Stan will play Gillooly.

© 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?
%d bloggers like this:

Watch & Listen LIVE