Tony Goldwyn joins the cast of “Divergent’

Goldwyn currently stars as President Fitzgerald Grant on the wildly popular ABC hit “Scandal.”

Summit Entertainment announced today that Tony Goldwyn has joined the cast of the studio’s highly anticipated feature film adaptation of “Divergent”, starring Golden Globe nominated Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Academy Award winner Kate Winslet.

The film will also feature Ray Stevenson, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb, Christian Madsen, and Amy Newbold.

Based on a book written by first time author Veronica Roth, it topped the New York Times Best Sellers list ever since being published in May of 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins Publishers.

“Divergent” is an adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.

Summit will release the film theatrically in North America on Friday, March 21, 2014.

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