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Keke Palmer Talks Being Cast in “Sister Act 3”

If you are still hoping and praying for a 3rd Sister Act film, you are about to really feel extraordinarily blessed — joyful, joyful, even. According to Whoopi Goldberg, the long-awaited threequel remains to be occurring. And that is not all: she already has a dream cast in thoughts.

During an October episode of “Hell of a Week With Charlamagne Tha God,” she shared particulars concerning the upcoming project, together with the celebs she would like to see be a part of the cast. Among her high picks to affix the third movie? Keke Palmer, Lizzo, and Nicki Minaj. “I’m gonna ask Keke to come. You know, I want everybody to come in. I want Lizzo to come,” she stated. “I want as many people who want to have some fun because I really, desperately need to have some fun.”

“I live for fan casting. The community has me booked, and honey, I’m here for it.”

For her half, Palmer is simply ready for an official name from Disney. On Oct. 7, she tweeted a fan-made poster for “Sister Act 3” that includes her identify alongside Goldberg’s. “God bless y’all for this manifestation over my life. @WaltDisneyCo, this is what they asked for I’m just here to relay.” And in a November interview with POPSUGAR, Palmer raved about followers’ pleasure for her probably becoming a member of the movie’s cast.

“Oh, yeah. I live for fan casting. The community has me booked, and honey, I’m here for it,” she stated with fun. “They know your girl is ready for a job and they’re going to keep me booked to the end of time. I live for that. It really touches my heart to the core. And so I’m ready for ‘Sister Act 3.’ Your girl Whoopi knows the crowd, man, and I’m ready. Your girl is ready for the gig, okay?”

When requested if she’s spoken to Goldberg concerning the threequel lately, Palmer added, “You know what? I was supposed to be on a call with Miss EGOT not too long ago. She already working on another project, so it’s nothing but a couple of months in advance. [But] soon as I get on that line, I’m definitely going to let the people know.”

Now that Goldberg has her ultimate crew in thoughts, it is only a matter of time earlier than cast bulletins begin rolling out. Goldberg beforehand confirmed “Sister Act 3” was nonetheless in the works throughout a September episode of “The View.” “You know we’re still going to do that movie,” she advised her unique “Sister Act” costar Jenifer Lewis. “I do everything I can to work with [Lewis] because she’s fun.”

Lewis and Goldberg additionally spent somewhat time on air reminiscing concerning the time they spent collectively engaged on the unique film, again in 1992. In reality, Lewis even recalled how she “taught” Goldberg the right way to sing for the film’s huge musical numbers. “I told Whoopi, ‘Look, you just get in this mirror with the two of us, and you just get a hairbrush, and pretend that we’re 15 years old singing with Gladys Knight & the Pips,’ and Whoopi did it,” she stated. “She sang that little booty off!”

When Will “Sister Act 3” Be Released?

Back in 2020, Disney+ introduced plans to develop the third Sister Act film with “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” showrunner Tim Federle directing and Madhuri Shekar penning the script, per Deadline, who later reported that Tyler Perry is one of the film’s producers. Since then, updates on the movie have been scarce — together with a launch date, which has but to be teased. However, again in July, Goldberg revealed in an interview with Entertainment Tonight that she’s been pushing for the film to occur for a number of years now.

“I’ve been trying to do this for six years,” she stated. “I was told no one was interested in this. It takes a minute for people to realize they should take their foot out of their mouth . . . It’s coming. We gotta shoot it, but it’s happening. You’re never fully happy with a script because one of the things you find is you wanna have the space to make an adjustment if you need to. Sometimes what looks right on paper doesn’t come out of your mouth the right way. You have to move it around a little bit, but I’m very hopeful people will be happy.”

When Will “Sister Act 3” Plot

Goldberg additionally gave ET a tiny tidbit about the place her iconic character, Deloris, might be after we rejoin her a long time later. “We did [the first and second movies] back to back, which is why I think they are really great. But now you need some space on it, and you need to let [my character] grow up and become an adult, which is what’s happened. We’ll see. She was an adult when she started, but she’s much more of an adult now.”

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