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