’90s Comedy ‘Sister Act’ Will Get Remake

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Sister Act remake

Another trip to the convent with Disney’s Sister Act series is in the works as the Mouse House has hired screenwriters Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah (10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde) to take on a remake of the popular comedy. Allison Shearmur (March’s Cinderella) will produce.

The original film starred Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg as entertainer Deloris Van Cartier, who goes into hiding with a group of nuns in a San Francisco convent after she runs afoul with the mob. The film earned more than $231 million at the box office in 1992 and led to a sequel, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.

A Broadway musical later followed, with Disney vet Alan Menken writing the music. The stage show netted 5 Tony nominations in 2011, including Best Musical.

There’s no word if Goldberg will be involved in the new film. [THR]