Sister Act 3: Disney+ Confirms Project with Whoopi Goldberg to Return
Disney has officially announced the development of the long-awaited third installment to the hit 1990s comedy musical Sister Act, with Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg attached to reprise her iconic role as Sister Mary Clarence. In addition, Tyler Perry has also signed on to serve as a producer alongside Goldberg. The long-in-development project is expected to make its debut on Disney+.
The original film had its theatrical release in 1992 where it starred Whoopi Goldberg as Deloris, a Las Vegas lounge singer who witnesses her mob boss boyfriend commit murder. Deloris is placed in a nunnery in witness protection, hiding under the identity of Sister Mary Clarence. Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, Harvey Keitel, and the late Bill Nunn also starred in the movie. Due to its success, it was immediately followed-up by a sequel, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, in 1993, and even inspired a Broadway musical.
Sister Act 3 has been in-development since 2015. Since then, many producers and writers had been previously attached for the project including Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah (Legally Blonde, The House Bunny, She’s the Man) and Alli Shearmur (Cinderella). The most recent creative team attached to the threequel was Insecure’s Regina Hicks and Star showrunner Karin Gist but it’s still unclear whether they’re still working on the film or not.
Goldberg is best known for her roles in films such as: the period drama The Color Purple which gave her first Golden Globe Award; and in the romantic film Ghost starring alongside Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. She is one of the few people who has received the most coveted achievement in Hollywood which is the EGOT (Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar, Tony) awards. She will next be seen in CBS All Access’ upcoming Stephen King limited series adaptation of The Stand.