‘Sister Act’ may be on its way back to the big screen.
The 90s original and sequel have been cemented as classics in the eyes of many a millennial and now a whole new generation could be introduced to the world famous nuns.
Whoopi Goldberg, who played Deloris Van Cartier in both movies, spoke to Yahoo recently and revealed that a revival may well be on the cards. She said:
“I think that there will be a Sister Act 3. But I don’t know that I would be Deloris, which is OK, because it’s time for someone to do it. But it’s such a fun piece that I’m hoping someone will do it. Maybe I’ll direct it.”
While it’s not the first time Goldberg has hinted at the project, this is the most she’s said about the nature her own involvement in a theatrical reboot.
In the time since the earlier films, the actress has maintained close ties with all things ‘Sister Act’ – including producing a successful live adaptation that played on Broadway and London’s West End. During those ventures talented names such as Cynthia Erivo, Patina Miller, Raven Symone, and Alexandra Burke stepped into Deloris’ stilettos.
Released in 1992, ‘Sister Act’ went on to generate $231.6 million at the global box office. And while the worldwide total for its 1993 sequel ‘Sister Act: Back In The Habit’ remains undocumented, it did gross $57 million in the US alone.
If handled correctly, we’d be all the way here for this.
Sure, like many, we wouldn’t want our childhood memories marred by something potentially corny or subpar. But Goldberg’s involvement alleviates such worries.
The theater productions were stellar too; as such if the right team is assembled this could be a good look.