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Disney to Remake ‘Sister Act’ With ‘Legally Blonde’ Writers

Original 1992 comedy starred Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith

Disney is developing a remake of the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg comedy “Sister Act,” TheWrap has confirmed.

Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith, the writers behind 2001’s “Legally Blonde” are attached to write the script. The duo also worked together on the female-centered comedies “10 Things I Hate About You” and “She’s the Man.”

Alli Shearmur is attached to produce. She previously collaborated with Disney on this year’s live-action update of “Cinderella,” which grossed $531 million worldwide.

In the original “Sister Act,” Goldberg played a lounge singer who goes into witness protection at a convent when her mobster boyfriend (Harvey Keitel) puts a hit out on her. Her freewheeling ways put her in direct opposition with the strict Mother Superior, played by Maggie Smith.

The film was a box office success, grossing more than $230 million worldwide. It spawned a sequel in 1993, “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.”

No word yet on whether Goldberg or any of the original cast will return for the remake.

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