There’s A 'Sister Act' Remake In The Works -- But Don't Worry, It's Actually Great News
You wouldn't expect a movie about singing nuns to become a pop culture sensation, but since the first "Sister Act" came out in 1992, it's spawned a sequel and even a successful Broadway musical.
Now, Disney is getting back in the habit once again! A remake of the classic film is currently in development, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Now, I hear you already: how dare they remake a classic! Your childhood is ruined! Whoopi Goldberg 5ever!!!
But don't worry, friends -- once you hear more about how this movie's going to play out, I bet you'll be super pumped. Here's why:
The two screenwriters are women.
Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith and Karen McCullah have been in the business for years, and there's nobody more fit to write this new movie. How do I know this? Because...
They've written all your favorite girl power movies.
"Legally Blonde?" Check. "She's The Man?" Check. "The House Bunny?" Check. "10 Things I Hate About You?" Holy crap, those are some good credits.
The movie is also being produced by a woman.
Namely Allison Shearmur, who recently produced "Cinderella" for Disney. Remember how gorgeous that movie was? Yeah, you're welcome.
The cast will be mostly women (duh).
It's a movie about nuns, after all -- and this time around, maybe they'll be able to bring more diversity to the cast. Whoopi Golderg was amazing as the witness protection-turned-wimple-wearing Deloris, but the rest of the movie was pretty darn white, and almost a third of all Catholics in the United States these days are latina. Time for some better representation, wouldn't you say?
A NEW SOUNDTRACK, GUYS
Already worn out your "Pitch Perfect 2" soundtrack? The "Sister Act" remake is bound to fill the badass choral void in your heart. Plus, now that a cappella is ~a thing~, maybe we'll get a beatboxing nun! Tell me you wouldn't watch the heck out of that. That's right, you can't, because it's awesome.