Universal Pictures has set a home box-office release date for “I, Tonya,” a film that was nominated for three Academy Awards this year (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Film Editing). Hoping to catch some Ocar-worthy buzz, the film is set to release on Digital HD this March, with a Blu-ray and DVD release to follow shortly after.
If you missed the film in theaters, “I, Tonya” is a dark, yet often times humorous examination of Tonya Harding, the most controversial figure in the history of figure skating. The film touches on the now infamous scandal that mesmerized a nation a few decades ago.
“I, Tonya” will be available on Digital HD and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on March 2, 2018, and the Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand versions will launch on March 13, 2018 through Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. You can pre-order the digital version as a reminder to watch it on Prime Video, iTunes, and Google Play, or pre-order the other versions on retail sites like Amazon starting at $17.
The features the Oscar-nominated performances by actress/producer Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad) as the fiery Tonya Harding, and Allison Janney (Girl on a Train) as her acid-tongued mother (2018 Golden Globe Award-winner). The film also stars Sebastian Stan (Captain America franchise) as Tonya’s impetuous ex-husband, Bobby Cannavale (“Boardwalk Empire”) and Julianna Nicholson (August: Osage County), and is directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) from an original screenplay by Steven Rogers (P.S. I Love You). The film offers an often absurd, at times irreverent, and always piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked––and checkered––glory.
The film did well in theaters, despite it’s relativly small expansion within an overcrowded box-office. “I, Tonya” managed to pull-in over $25M domestically.