Barbershop 3‘s cast continues to expand with the addition of Margot Bingham. Bingham, who joins fellow Barbershop newcomer Common, will play the character of Bree, described as “a natural beauty who wears her distrust of men on her sleeve.” She’ll appear as a romantic rival to Chyna Layne’s ‘Kayla’, and abhors a romantic vacuum. The joint New Line/MGM production is due for release February 19, 2016.

Bingham has also recently been announced for the cast of the upcoming ABC thriller The Family, which follows the return of a politician’s young son, who disappeared 10 years earlier. She’ll play the role of Sergeant Nina Meyer. She’s repped by CAA and Untitled, and her publicist is Kanessa Tixe of Dynamic Theories.

Penelope Ann Miller has signed on to appear in “The Birth Of A Nation“, the provocatively-titled biopic about Nat Turner, the slave who led a bloody revolt against the peculiar institution in 1831. Miller will play Elizabeth Turner, the mother of slaveowner Samuel Turner, a refined, kindly woman who spots Nat’s intelligence, and makes a special point of teaching him to read. Devoutly religious, Elizabeth becomes appalled by the atrocities of the slave system. Miller joins Armie Hammer, who plays Samuel, as well as Aja Naomi King, Aunjanue Ellis, Colman Domingo, Dwight Henry, Roger Guenveur Smith and Gabrielle Union. The Birth of a Nation is directed by Nate Parker, who also writes and directs.

Miller can currently be seen in the ABC’s American Crime. She also appeared in the Academy Award-winning film The Artist.  She is repped by APA and Untitled.