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Whoopi Goldberg's 'Sister Act' is set to get a third film

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If there's one film franchise we hope will dust off its costumes (habits) and make a return it's the incredibly witty and uplifting Sister Act. And it seems our prayers have been answered.  

A new Sister Act is to be made for the big screen.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah, the writers behind hits 10 Things I Hate About You and Legally Blonde, are "writing the latest chapter in the franchise" with backing from Disney, the original production company, the latest Cinderella film producer Allison Shearmur. 

It is not yet known whether Whoopi Goldberg, the lead star of the original 1992 film, and her brilliant co-stars including Dame Maggie Smith and Kathy Najimy will return for a third film. 

The first Sister Act movie, which sees Goldberg disguise herself as a nun to avoid getting killed by a mob boss, smashed the box office grossing $232 million (£151 million) worldwide.

Sister Act

It's since been turned into a stage musical for London's West End and New York's Broadway. 

Goldberg reprised her role when the stage adaptation opened in London in summer 2010. However, after almost three weeks, the actress was forced to end her run when her mother suffered a heart attack. 

The 59-year-old recently returned to her role as a panellist on American talk show The View following the death of her older brother, Clyde Johnson, from a brain aneurysm last month.

In a moving tribute to her brother, she said at the time: ''My brother Clyde was an amazing cat. He was the funny one of the family.''

Whoopi Goldberg on the stage adaptation of Sister Act in London

Whoopi Goldberg on the stage adaptation of Sister Act in London

And if you need a reminder of how brilliant the film was (or need an excuse to watch Goldberg in her element) here's the trailer for the first film below.

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