If you’re still hoping and praying for a third Sister Act movie, you’re about to feel extremely blessed. On a recent episode of “The View,” star Whoopi Goldberg revealed that the long-gestating threequel is still happening — and hopefully sooner rather than later. And that’s not all: Goldberg already has a dream cast in mind for the movie.
During an October episode of “Hell of a Week With Charlamagne Tha God,” Goldberg shared more details about the project, including the stars she would love to see join the cast. Among her top picks to join the third film? Keke Palmer, Lizzo, and Nicki Minaj.
“I’m gonna ask Keke to come. You know, I want everybody to come in. I want Lizzo to come,” she said. “I want as many people who want to have some fun because I really, desperately need to have some fun.”
“You know, I want everybody to come in. I want Lizzo to come,” she said. “I want as many people who want to have some fun because I really, desperately need to have some fun.”
For her part, Palmer is just waiting for an official call from Disney. On Oct. 7 she tweeted a fan-made poster for “Sister Act 3” featuring her name alongside Goldberg’s. “God bless y’all for this manifestation over my life. @WaltDisneyCo, this is what they asked for I’m just here to relay.”
Now that Goldberg has made it clear she wants the “Nope” star in the threequel, Palmer could actually end up being in the film — which appears to be one step closer to becoming a reality. In the same interview, “The View” cohost revealed that she’s expecting to see a script for the third movie by the end of October.
Goldberg previously confirmed “Sister Act 3” was still in the works during a September episode of “The View.” “You know we’re still going to do that movie,” Goldberg told her original “Sister Act” costar Jennifer Lewis at the time. “I do everything I can to work with [Lewis], because she’s fun.”
Back in 2020, Disney+ announced plans to develop the third Sister Act movie, reportedly with “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” showrunner Tim Federle directing and Madhuri Shekar writing the script. Since then, however, updates on the film have been pretty much nonexistent. In July 2022, Goldberg gave the first update in a while during an interview with Entertainment Tonight, revealing that she’s been pushing for the movie to happen for several years now.
“I’ve been trying to do this for six years,” she said. “I was told no one was interested in this. It takes a minute for people to realize they should take their foot out of their mouth . . . It’s coming. We gotta shoot it, but it’s happening. You’re never fully happy with a script because one of the things you find is you wanna have the space to make an adjustment if you need to. Sometimes what looks right on paper doesn’t come out of your mouth the right way. You have to move it around a little bit, but I’m very hopeful people will be happy.”
Goldberg also gave Entertainment Tonight a tiny tidbit about where her iconic character, Deloris, will be when we rejoin her decades later.
“We did [the first and second movies] back to back, which is why I think they are really great. But now you need some space on it, and you need to let [my character] grow up and become an adult, which is what’s happened. We’ll see. She was an adult when she started, but she’s much more of an adult now.”
On “The View,” Lewis and Goldberg also spent a little time on air reminiscing about the time they spent together working on the original movie, back in 1992. In fact, Lewis even recalled how she “taught” Goldberg how to sing for the movie’s big musical numbers.
“I told Whoopi, ‘Look, you just get in this mirror with the two of us, and you just get a hairbrush, and pretend that we’re 15 years old singing with Gladys Knight & the Pips,’ and Whoopi did it,” Lewis said. “She sang that little booty off!”