Disney is bringing back one of their biggest hits from the 1990s, developing a remake of the comedy Sister Act. Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith (Legally Blonde) have been brought on to write the script, with Allison Shearmur (Cinderella) on board to produce. It isn't clear if original Sister Act star Whoopi Goldberg will be back in some capacity quite yet.
The original Sister Act centered on Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg), a Las Vegas lounge singer who is forced by the police to hide out in a convent, after she witnesses a mob murder. Deloris eventually finds her calling by helping the nun's choir and eventually helping out in the community, when the mob eventually catches up to her. Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy and Harvey Keitel co-starred in the original, which earned $232 million worldwide and spawned the 1993 sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit and a Tony-winning Broadway musical.
No details were given for this new version of Sister Act quite yet, and it isn't known when Disney plans on getting the project ready for production. Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith's other writing credits include 10 Things I Hate About You, The House Bunny and One for the Money. They are also attached to write the all-female remake of The Expendables franchise, entitled ExpendaBelles.