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Beyonce urging Disney bosses to remake Sister Act

Published: Monday, July 6, 2009, 15:41 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]New Delhi (ANI): Popstar Beyonce Knowles is urging Disney bosses to remake 1992 movie Sister Act, for the actress is desperate to play the role of nun in the movie. The singer"s interest developed after she watched Sister Act stage musical in London's West End theatre in between her UK 'I Am Sasha Fierce tour', reports the China Daily.

"Beyonce has asked her representatives to persuade Disney to develop the show into a film vehicle for her," Britain's Daily Mail newspaper reports. It adds: "If this comes to pass, she would take on, in musical form, the part Whoopi Goldberg creates in the 1992 Sister Act film, although the stage version moves the action from the West Coast to Philadelphia."

If the project is agreed upon, the Bodylicious hitmaker will play the role Deloris Van Cartier, which was previously portrayed by Whoopi Goldberg who is forced to dress up as a nun while fleeing a group of gangsters. US actress Patina Miller is presently playing the lead character in the West End musical, which is co-produced by Whoopi.

Meanwhile, the Dreamgirls star is also in talks about releasing 'Take Me To Heaven', one of the musical's well-known hits. However, the filming is not expected to start before 2011, as the musical will move to New York's Broadway theatre district in late 2010.

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