Whoopi Goldberg is reportedly keen on assembling a star-studded cast for the next installment of the beloved “Sister Act” film series, and EGOT winner Jennifer Hudson is at the top of her list to join the production. According to sources, the TV host and actress was highly impressed by Hudson’s portrayal of her iconic character, Sister Mary Clarence, during a Halloween episode of her talk show last year. Now, Goldberg is eager to secure Hudson for the project and is ready to move swiftly once Hollywood resumes regular business operations.
The enthusiasm for Jennifer Hudson’s involvement in the “Sister Act” franchise stems from her captivating performance on Goldberg’s talk show, where she dressed as Sister Mary Clarence and delivered a medley of hits from the film series. A source close to the matter emphasized Goldberg’s desire to have Hudson on board, noting that it’s a “no-brainer” due to the singer-actress’s exceptional portrayal.
While the COVID-19 pandemic and industry strikes have slowed down the project’s progress, Goldberg is reportedly determined to kickstart production once conditions improve. The possibility of Hudson joining the cast has generated excitement among fans of the musical comedy, which officially announced a third installment back in 2020, with Tyler Perry signing on as a producer.
As details of the project began to circulate, fans eagerly speculated about the returning cast and potential new additions. Whoopi Goldberg confirmed her return to the iconic role, and discussions are underway with acclaimed English actress Dame Maggie Smith to reprise her role as the Mother Superior. Keke Palmer, a multi-talented actress and singer, is another name that has surfaced as a potential addition to the cast.
The latest reports indicate that the Sister Act sequel is very much in progress and set to move forward once industry strikes and financial matters are resolved. While specifics are still under wraps, the eagerness and commitment from Goldberg and the production team assure fans that the sequel is on the horizon. Hollywood’s eventual return to normal operations is anticipated to accelerate the production process and bring joy to fans and a new generation of Sister Act enthusiasts.
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Derek Chan – Editor