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'Scandal' star Tony Goldwyn cast as polygamist in Lifetime movie

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Scandal star Tony Goldywn, who plays President Fitzgerald Grant on ABC’s hit soapy drama, has been cast as Warren Jeffs in Lifetime’s upcoming original movie Outlaw Prophet (working title).

Prophet is about Jeffs, the leader of a fundamentalist Mormon polygamist sect who was caught after evading authorities for more than a year. It is based on the book When Men Become Gods by Stephen Singular. The film chronicles Jeffs’ rise to power following the death of his father. The scoop was first reported by THR.