One of my favorite 90s cult classic movies Sister Act is headed for production, but this won’t make the original a trilogy. Before you start singing Joyful Joyful you should know that the film’s star EGOT icon Whoopi Goldberg, won’t be putting the habit back on.
Variety and other media outlets have reported that Goldberg won’t be reprising her role as Reno lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier turned Sister Mary Clarence. Instead, the movie will be a new iteration of the original film that will be produced for Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+. I guess there goes my dreams of ever seeing Sister Act 3: Nun of That!
The View co-host shared in an interview:
We’ve been all over Disney begging and they’ve decided that they’re going to go in a different direction with Sister Act. So it won’t be Sister Act 3, it’ll be a brand-new rendition of Sister Act. And I guess I’ll walk through a scene and that’s how they’ll say I was part of it.
Regina Hicks, executive producer of Insecure and Star showrunner Karin Gist will write the new Sister Act, but there are still no details as to what the story will entail. The original film from 1992 starred new comer Kathy Najimi, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel, and Wendy Makkena alongside Goldberg. The film was so successful, earning $232 million worldwide, that a sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit followed soon after with Lauryn Hill, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Will there be room for any of the original cast members in the new Sister Act? I pray to God there will be!