I know that Cobo Arena isn't technically really there anymore - but it's about to be a star.

It looks like "I,Tonya" is going to be a hit movie. It will open here in Lansing sometime in the next couple of weeks, but it's already been seen at several big film festivals - and the awards and good reviews are piling up. According to the Free Press, screenings are scheduled for tomorrow night in a few theaters in the Detroit area.

If you haven't heard, "I, Tonya" is the story of Tonya Harding, who was a national champion and Olympic figure skater, even AFTER she engineered a "hit" on Nancy Kerrigan's knee at Detroit's Cobo Arena, 24 years ago this week. Six weeks later, when Nancy and Tonya competed in the 1994 Winter Olympics, the TV broadcast was the 6th highest RATED TV broadcast of all time. And then Tonya's life fell apart. When Margo Robbie, who stars as Tonya, read the script for the movie, she thought the story was so crazy that it had to be pure fiction.

I haven't seen the movie yet, but just remember, the movie's "based on a true story". So the real story might not have been crazy ENOUGH for Hollywood - but it was close.


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