HOLLYWOOD – Millie Bobby Brown is to hit the big screen as ice-skater Nancy Kerrigan in I, Nancy.
Remembered mainly as the ice-skater whose leg was broken allegedly by rival Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan is to get her own picture with Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown taking the lead role. Billed by producers as a semi-sequel to the new film I, Tonya, I, Nancy will retell the story from Nancy’s perspective.
A source close to the production told the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:
It was a lot of fun making I, Tonya and we certainly got all these perspectives and voices. But the one voice missing was that of the victim herself. Nancy was not well served by the film. She was seen as not the victim of an assault but almost the butt of a cruel joke. This film will redress that balance and Rashomon-like will add another narrative layer to a complicated tale.
Millie Bobby Brown commented:
I have studied the story of Nancy for some time and now I’m looking forward to actually embodying her. I want to get her pain, but also her grit and determination. Remember she came back from that terrible injury. It’s going to be intense, but I fully intend to turn it up to… eleven!
Margot Robbie, who stars in I, Tonya, welcomed the news.
For years there haven’t been any films about figure ice skating and now we’re going to have two that’s great. Just in the same way they have universes for Batman and Marvel, maybe we can have an ice skating universe with all of these movies basically chapters of one big story.