Tyler Perry Says ‘Sister Act 3’ Is ‘Moving in the Right Direction’

Tyler Perry on The View (Credit: ABC)

The long-awaited Sister Act sequel is moving closer to reality, according to Tyler Perry.

Perry appeared on The View Thursday (Sept. 22) to promote his new film, A Jazzman’s Blues, and was asked about Sister Act 3, which he is producing.

“I love the idea of us making this happen but you know, the Hollywood system moves a little slower than I’d like to,” Perry told the ladies at The View. “So we’ve got a good script. We’re off to a great start. We’re just trying to get everybody moving in the right direction so we can get it going.”

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The original film was released in 1992. It grossed $231 million worldwide, and spawned a second film. The sequel, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, arrived in theaters a year later.

EGOT winner and View moderator Whoopi Goldberg is expected to reprise her role as Deloris Van Cartier in the third installment. She also serves as a co-producer on the film and explained why after 20 years it may finally happen.

“They were sort of lukewarm for the longest time, they said nobody wanted to see it and then Tyler went in and said, ‘I want to see it.’ Next thing I knew, we were on. That’s the power of TP.”

Perry responded humbly, “That’s the power of having millions of people who want to see it too.”

In December 2020, Disney announced that the comedy film was in development and would be released on Disney+, with Goldberg and Perry co-producing. According to the film’s IMDb page, Tim Federle will direct and Madhuri Shekar is set to pen the script. No release date has been announced for the upcoming film.

Watch the interview below with Tyler Perry.