CATEGORIES Movie NewsRemember 'Sister Act'? That Whoopi Goldberg comedy from 1992 that spawned a not-so-decent sequel along with a Broadway production? Well, a nun in Harlem certainly does, particularly because -- according to her -- Disney stole the idea for the movie from her life. The woman in question is Delois Blakley, whose 1987 autobiography, 'The Harlem Street Nun,' focused on her life as a "young, Black, singing nun serving the street people and youths of Harlem." She's now suing the studios behind 'Sister Act,' with allegations of breach of contract, misappropriation of likeness and unjust enrichment.
According to the complaint (which you can read in full over on The Hollywood Reporter), Blakely approached Hollywood studio executives about possibly making the movie, with TriStar Pictures expressing interest. The studios declined to comment on the legal matter.
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