“The script is being written,” he said. “And I am the producer on it – not directing. We brought on an incredible director and Whoopi’s really excited. I think this is just what the country needs. We need that feel-good moment in the movies where you go, ‘Oh my god, I left there singing.’ That’s my hope.”
The original Sister Act, directed by Emile Ardolino, debuted in 1992. It received huge critical and commercial success, grossing around $231 million and becoming one of the most successful comedy films of the 1990s. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit was released a year later, but received a significantly colder reception.
Whoopi Goldberg starred in both instalments as Deloris Van Cartier, a.k.a. Sister Mary Clarence. She will reprise her role in the upcoming sequel.