Casting Call: Sister Act

Published August 7, 2015

In which we suggest who should star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film.

One of the most successful comedies of the ’90s, Sister Act is getting a reboot. Released in 1992 and starring Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel, and Kathy Nejimy, the original film grossed $232 million worldwide, was followed up by sequel featuring Lauryn Hill, and spawned an award-winning Broadway musical. Now, a new installment is in works at Disney with  Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah (Legally Blonde) penning the script and Alison Sheurmur (Cinderella) producing

In the original film, a lounge singer named Deloris (Goldberg) escapes her mobster boyfriend, goes into witness protection, and assumes a new identity as a nun. Deloris struggles to live a simple life and even leads the church choir. She is afforded no such luxury; the gangsters track her down and she ends up performing in front of the Pope. 

As much as we would love Goldberg to return as Deloris, here are our thoughts on who should star in the 21st-century iteration.

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