‘Sister Act 3’ Musical Film in the Works
A third film in the Sister Act franchise is currently in the works at Disney.
According to a report by Deadline, Whoopi Goldberg will play her iconic role as Deloris Van Cartier. Tim Federle (High School Musical:The Musical: The Series) will be directing a script written by Madhuri Shekar (A Nice Indian Boy). The film will be produced by Tyler Perry.
According to Variety, Sister Act 3 will be released on Disney+ but no plot details have been revealed so far.
Sister Act was a 1992 comedy film about a nightclub singer named Deloris who is forced to go into hiding as a nun. The film was followed by a sequel in 1993 entitled Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. In both films, Deloris leads the choir of St. Katherine’s Parish, revitalizing their music by adding a pop flair to the songs they perform.
The original film was also adapted into a stage musical in 2006 with music composed by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Bill and Sheri Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane, and choreography by Alistair David. The musical received five Tony Award nominations in 2011 including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for Patina Miller.