Tyler Perry just gave an update on the status of Sister Act 3 and discussed Whoopi Goldberg.
“We are pretty far down the line, and in the script and in the production of it so it’s — I’m really excited for it,” Perry said to Entertainment Tonight.
The EGOT-winning actress and legend is slated to reprise her role as Deloris Van Cartier aka Sister Mary Clarence in the film.
“It’s more Whoopi than anything. I wanted it to be the experience that I had watching both of them,” Perry said of the first two films in the trilogy. “I want everybody who watches it to feel that way coming out of the theater, to feel that sense of good in life,” Perry said. “And as far as Whoopi goes too, because I just want to make sure that she was honoring Dolores and honoring the ladies and the nuns, and what they had done before, so, I’m pretty excited about the script. It’s going to be really, really phenomenal.”
In a prior interview with The Hollywood Reporter last year, Perry gave an update on Sister Act 3, saying that screenwriting is underway.
He also said that Goldberg was "excited" to be back in the 'Sister Act' universe.
“The script is being written, and I am the producer on it–not directing,” he said. “We brought on an incredible director [Tim Federle] and Whoopi’s really excited. I think that 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.”
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In December of 2020, it was announced that Goldberg would not only return to reprise her role as Deloris Van Cartier/ Sister Mary Clarence but should produce alongside Perry.