25 years after ‘Sister Act: Back in the Habit’ was released the third instalment is said to be in development at Disney to premiere on their upcoming streaming service, Disney+.
The executive producer on HBO’s ‘Insecure’, Regina Hick’s and showrunner on Fox’s ‘Star’, Karin Gist, are penning the screenplay for the next chapter. Plot details are scarce but it is thought that it will not be a continuation on from the Whoopi Goldberg versions. This mean’s it’s highly unlikely the habit wearing actress will not be returning.
“It is our understanding that this is not a continuation and Whoopi is not involved,” a rep for the actress told EW.
Sister Act hit our screens in 1992, directed by Emile Ardolino and written by Joseph Howard, the story was focused on Goldberg’s Deloris Van Cartier a Reno lounge singer who is forced to join a convent after being placed in a witness protection program after she witnesses her mobster boyfriend Vince LaRocca (Harvey Keitel) execute his chauffeur. The film was one of the most financially successful comedies of the early 1990s, grossing $231 million worldwide.
Following shortly after came ‘Sister Act: back in the Habit’ which was loosely based on the life of Crenshaw High School choir instructor Iris Stevenson. Goldberg returned as Sister Deloris who was recruited by her new found friends of the convent to help save a school under the threat of closure. She takes on the role of a music teacher as Sister Deloris. Most of the original cast reprise their roles in the sequel, including Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, and Mary Wickes.