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Walt Disney has announced that a third installment of “Sister Act” is in development with veteran thespian Whoopi Goldberg set to reprise her role as Deloris Van Cartier 30 years after she first starred in the original hit.
Goldberg played Deloris, a lounge singer who joins a convent after being placed in a witness protection program to stay away from a pimp. The film earned over $230 million at the box office and became an instant hit at the time.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production President Sean Bailey made the announcement on Thursday during Disney Investor Day.
Multi-talented actor and producer Tyler Perry have been signed on to produce the project alongside Goldberg, No release date was given.
The 1992 original was a box office hit and together with its sequel released the following year, all captured audiences worldwide.
Goldberg, 65, has long advocated for another Sister Act installment, foreseeing the possibility of a third film.
During an interview in October, she revealed she has been trying to get the cast back together.
“For a long time, they kept saying no one wanted to see it,” Goldberg said. “And then quite recently, it turns out, that may not be true. People may want to see it.”
She continued, “So, we’re working diligently to try to figure out how to get the gang together and come back.”
Goldberg said the first two films were “fun and it feels good.”
“And you know, nobody’s mad,” she continued. “It’s just, listen — bad singing, great singing, OK singing, and then nuns. What’s better than that?”
Sister Act 3 will mark the fourth collaboration between Goldberg and Perry, the pair had previously worked on other projects together.