Sebastian Stan and Margot Robbie’s “I, Tonya” film purchased by Neon & 30WEST for distribution!
Great news ! I, Tonya has a distributor and it’s Neon & 30West. The film rights were purchased for $5 million by the company after a bidding war between Amazon and CBS Films!
“Beyond Neon, the most aggressive pursuers were Netflix at $8 million, and Annapurna, and early on CBS Films (they ultimately bid $2 million and were gone from the auction quickly), and Aviron and Entertainment Studios were all circling. The exec producers are Len Blavatnik and Aviv Giladi of AI (which financed the film), and Rosanne Korenberg and Zanne Devine. The deal was complicated by preexisting foreign output deals which made the Netflix offer harder to navigate, but also the filmmakers wanted the 500 screen commitment that was in the original deal Miramax made.” Full Story and the Source
This means that the film will hopefully be released and promoted for award season! I would love to see Margot, Sebastian, and Allison Janney nominated this season!