R-rated film scored the year’s best debut for an original comedy.
Actor and comedian will also produce the film through his HartBeat Productions.
Actress joins Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, and other original cast members.
Actress will reteam with original stars Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Paul Bates, John Amos.
Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Keegan-Michael Key, Luenell co-star in the Netflix comedy.
The film had been scheduled to arrive in theaters on September 27.
Amos is the latest original cast member to join the sequel.
The drama had been highly anticipated in Southern California, where the real Banks grew up.
The film is set to arrive in theaters on December 18, 2020.
Cynthia Erivo plays the abolitionist in the biopic.