Hallelujah! “Sister Act 3” is officially a go, with Whoopi Goldberg returning for the third installment, in addition to producing the film with Tyler Perry. The third movie in the “Sister Act” series comes nearly 30 years after Goldberg first starred as Deloris Van Cartier, the lounge singer turned singing nun. Goldberg and Perry are currently in the development stage on the film, which is set to debut on Disney Plus.
No release date has been announced.
The new pic, revealed by Sean Bailey, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, on Thursday during Disney Investor Day, marks the fourth collaboration between Perry and Goldberg. They most recently partnered for 2018’s “Nobody’s Fool” with Tiffany Haddish. While promoting that film on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen,” Perry suggested he and Goldberg team up to produce a third “Sister Act” movie.
Fans (and Perry), consider your prayers answered.
Earlier this year, Goldberg praised Perry as a collaborator, particularly for paying special respect to Black actors, echoing Tyson, Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, who credit the mogul with reinvigorating their careers. “I don’t have a director who says, ‘I have an ensemble of people — let me just let Whoopi know I wrote this thing for her and boom,” Goldberg told Variety about starring in Perry’s “For Colored Girls” in 2010. “For him to invite me to come and do this piece with him was crazy.”
Goldberg also has a soundstage named after her on Tyler Perry’s 330-acre studio lot in Atlanta, Ga.
This is how people reacted to this post:
Mel – I love Ms.Whoopi is an Amazing Actress I like her of the view. But I miss her in movies. So i hope this year she gets more roles. Truly a Legendary Movie Star.
SPJ – Sister Act 3…would be so amazing! Especially with Tyler at the helm. Plus, add a part for Bette Midler as a “wink” for her passing on the original. And yes, give Whoopi Diana’s part….we need more Whoopi in the movies. I’m still waiting for Jumpin’ Jack Flash part 2 !
Dante Sebastian – I remember reading about plans for a Sister Act 3 and Whoopi Goldberg saying if she did the film, she’d have a small part.
No. Sister Act isn’t Sister Act if Whoopi Goldberg isn’t the main lead, she’s the driving force of the films. Whoopi Goldberg, Tiffany Haddish, Queen Latifah and Janelle Monae for the leads.
floater_ mike – The thing I love about Tyler is that we just watched him tell Whoopi she’s gonna be the mother in his upcoming jazz singer movie. In a year or two the movie will come out and Whoopi will be the mom. Just watch and see
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