Whoopi Goldberg’s Sister Act gets a remake

The nun-based musical comedy is being re-adapted for the screen by the writers of Legally Blonde

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Grab your wimples, folks – Whoopi Goldberg’s classic nun and music-themed comedy Sister Act is getting another shot at the silver screen.

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Legally Blonde writers Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah will be penning a remake for Disney of the 1992 original, which saw a lounge singer (Goldberg) sent into witness protection at a convent after a mob boss orders her death.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7j2aEJxxDY

Sister Act also starred Maggie Smith and Harvey Keitel and grossed $232 million (£151 million) worldwide when it was first released.

The film later spawned a 1993 sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (which saw Goldberg coach a choir at an inner city school) and a hit Broadway musical which won five Tony nominations.

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Sadly, there’s no word as to whether Whoopi Goldberg will be getting back into the habit this time around, either in a lead or supporting capacity. We have to say, though, of all the factors involved in making this remake successful, we think some sort of cameo from her is the most important – bar nun.