The sequel will follow Akeem as he returns to the United States to meet his long lost son, portrayed by Jermaine Fowler, the next heir to the Zamunda throne.
Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) is directing with Murphy, and Kevin Misher and Black-ish creator Kenya Barris are producing. Barris rewrote the script by original Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield.
Coming 2 America is set for release on Dec. 18, 2020.
Snipes will also star alongside Murphy in Netflix's Dolemite is My Name, which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The Rudy Ray Moore biopic follows the creation of 1975 Blaxploitation film Dolemite. Chris Rock, Keegan-Michal Key, Tituss Burgess, Craig Robinson, Mike Epps and Kodi Smit-McPhee make up the rest of the ensemble cast.