A third Sister Act film is currently in development at Disney+, with Tyler Perry producing the film. Perry recently appeared on The View alongside host and Sister Act star Whoopi Goldberg and discussed the current status of production, as reported by Deadline.
- “I love the idea of us making this happen but you know, the Hollywood system moves a little slower than I’d like to,” Perry said during his appearance on The View on September 22nd. “So we’ve got a good script. We’re off to a great start. We’re just trying to get everybody moving in the right direction so we can get it going.”
- Goldberg chimed in that it has “taken 20 years” to get Sister Act 3 going and added, “They were sort of lukewarm for the longest time [about making the movie], they said nobody wanted to see it and then Tyler went in and said, ‘I want to see it.’ Next thing I knew, we were on. That’s the power of TP.”
- Earlier in the week, Goldberg mentioned to actress Jenifer Lewis on The View that they still had Sister Act 3 pending adding, “I’d do everything I can to work with her because she’s fun.”
- Lewis said she was “so ready” to start filming and revealed she was the one that helped Goldberg learn how to sing for the film.
- “They were going to use my voice and I told Whoopi, ‘Look, you just get in this mirror with the two of us, and you just get a hairbrush and pretend that we’re 15 years old singing Gladys Knight and the Pips,’ and Whoopi did it, she sang her little booty off,” Lewis recalled.
- The third installment in the Sister Act franchise was announced in December 2020, alongside Hocus Pocus 2 and Disenchanted, both of which are coming out on Disney+ within the next few months.
- Tim Federle (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series) has been brought on to direct while Madhuri Shekar (Evil Eye) is set to pen the script.
- Whoopi Goldberg will reprise her role as Deloris, the nightclub singer turned nun, and will also produce the pic along with Tyler Perry and Tom Leonardis.
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