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Tony Goldwyn and Other Reasons 'Scandal' Gladiators Will Love 'Divergent'

Mar 24, 2014 | 12:02pm EDT

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Divergent is now in theaters, and not doing too shabby a job at the box office either. Fans of the book series and Shailene Woodley fans have flocked to screens in large numbers to catch the film. But if you haven't read the novels or heard too much about them, you may be unsure as to whether or not you'd be into the storyline. Well, there's at least one group of people who definitely have a reason to check out the flick: Gladiators. ABC's Scandal has a host of superfans the world over and if you're one them, we have a few reasons you're going to want to check out Divergent.

Politics as Usual

Scandal fans love the political drama that drives much of the show's plot. Dirty politicians, philandering presidents, stolen elections, and super-secret CIA factions called B6-13 all exist in America the beautiful. In Divergent, society appears to be functioning well with very specific plans in place. But it soon becomes clear that all kinds of problems are brewing underneath it all. Those in charge are often the very folks who can't be trusted and it will take the work of some very dedicated rebels (think: Gladiators) to change the game. 

Strong Women Abound

Olivia Pope, Mellie Grant, Abby Whelan — so many of the most compelling characters on Scandal are women, and we have more of that to look forward to in Divergent. With Shailene Woodley as Tris, Zoe Kravitz as Christina, and Kate Winslet as Jeanine we can expect to meet another group of complex, confident women.

Duh, Tony Goldwyn

I mean, need we say more? President Fitzgerald Grant A.K.A. Tony Goldwyn will be playing the father of Tris, and even though he won't be rocking his presidential gear, we can assume that he'll still be looking pretty handsome.

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