sister actFans of '90s classic "Sister Act" have reason to rejoice: A remake of the heavenly comedy is in the works.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is developing a new version of the 1992 flick, which starred Whoopi Goldberg as a Reno lounge singer who's forced into the witness protection program after her mob boss boyfriend puts a hit on her. She's sent to lay low at a convent in San Francisco, but becomes a local sensation when she joins the choir and updates their repertoire.

THR writes that screenwriting duo Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith and Karen McCullah ("10 Things I Hate About You," "Legally Blonde," "The Ugly Truth") are working on a script, though it's unclear at this point if it will be an exact remake, an updated take on the source material, or a sequel. "Sister Act 2" followed the flick in 1993, starring a pre-fame Lauryn Hill, and the franchise spawned a Tony-winning musical in 2006.

The original film also starred Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel, and Kathy Najimy, and we'd love to see any or all of them -- along with Goldberg -- back in some form for this follow-up. But even if that can't happen, we know this new movie will have a killer soundtrack.

Amen indeed.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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