Actress Whoopi Goldberg has hinted that a third Sister Act film is in the pipeline, 27 years after its sequel was released. On US talk show, ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’, Goldberg revealed there’s an effort to make the project happen.
Corden told Goldberg, who joined the show virtually, that he watches Sister Act and its sequel whenever they’re on TV and asked why a third part hasn’t happened yet.
“Because for a long time they kept saying no one wanted to see it,” Goldberg replied. “And then quite recently, it turns out, that that may not be true. People may want to see it.
“So we’re working diligently to try to figure out how to get the gang together and come back.”
Sister Act premiered in 1992, with its sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit coming in 1993.
Goldberg stars alongside Kathy Najimy, Lauryn Hill and Maggie Smith in the musical comedy about a singer who goes into hiding as a nun after witnessing a crime. It was one of the most financially successful comedies of the 1990s, grossing a total of $231 million at the global box office.
The cast reunited in 2017 to perform a tribute to the film on ‘The View’, the daytime talk show which Goldberg co-hosts. The film was also turned into a musical, premiering on Broadway in 2011.
A remake to the original film was announced in 2015 courtesy of Disney, but no further production progress has been confirmed since.
By Rita Osakwe