Scandal's Tony Goldwyn Cast in Polygamist Lifetime Movie

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Scandal heartthrob Tony Goldwyn has been cast as polygamist cult leader Warren Jeffs in a new Lifetime movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  

Based on the best-selling book When Men Become Gods by Stephen Singular, Outlaw Prophet will follow Jeffs' rise to power. 

Jeffs gained notoriety when he fled Utah to avoid prosecution in relation to charges he was arranging marriages for underage girls. He spent more than a year on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List, but was ultimately apprehended by a Nevada law enforcement agent. 

In addition to Scandal, Goldwyn can next be seen in the big screen adaptation of the YA novel Divergent, which opens March 21. He plays lead heroine Shailene Woodley’s father.    

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