‘Suicide Squad’ star Margot Robbie wants to play controversial ice skater Tonya Harding

'The Wolf Of Wall Street' actress is also on the hunt for a director for 'I,Tonya'

Suicide Squad and The Wolf Of Wall Street actress Margot Robbie says she wants to star and make a movie about controversial ice skater Tonya Harding.

The star has teamed up with screen writer Steven Rogers to write a script but is searching for a director for the film I,Tonya, which will tell the story of the 90s scandal between Harding and Nancy Kerrigan, reports Empire.

Harding rose from a rough, poverty-stricken childhood in Portland to become one of the top figure skaters in the US. She became the first woman to complete the triple axel jump in big competitions and emerged victorious at the 1991 US Figure Skating Championships, going on to finish second at the World Championships.

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Then in the run up to the 1994 Olympics, Harding conspired with her then-husband Jeff Gillooly to attack rival Nancy Kerrigan during the qualifying rounds at the US Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, part of the selection process for the American Olympic team.

Gillooly and co-conspirators Shawn Eckardt and Shane Stant figured out a plan and Stant clubbed Kerrigan in the right knee, looking to break her leg. But she ended up merely bruised and part of the incident was captured on camera.

Kerrigan still won a place on the Olympic team and she ended up with a silver medal. Harding, consumed by the scandal, finished eighth and was eventually banned for life.

Meanwhile, Robbie is set to star opposite Tina Fey in war correspondent comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, next month. She will also star as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, which is due out in the UK on August 5.

Director David Ayer recently claimed that Jared Leto’s take on The Joker is so captivating in the movie, it even halted work on the film’s set.