WATCH: Is a 9 to 5 Sequel with Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin On Its Way?
Rumors are swirling and we're all ears...
"Workin' 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin' / Barely gettin' by, it's all takin' and no givin'," alright, now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's talk shop: According to Deadline Hollywood, 20th Century Fox is developing a reboot of the '80s classic 9 to 5 and the original stars — Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin — are all interested in returning to these beloved roles.
As Deadline reports, the new movie "would focus on three young women dealing with sexism and chauvinism in the workplace, who turn to the original trio for help in navigating and getting even with the course male higher-ups." Apparently, 20th Century Fox is looking to hire actor and writer Rashida Jones to co-write the sequel.
This news wouldn't be the first we've heard of a 9 to 5 remake. Parton has previously hinted at a sequel. While presenting the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to co-star and friend Lily Tomlin late last year, Parton quipped, "people have wanted another 9 to 5, but I think we’d have to call it 95,” to wild applause. Additionally on an ABC News' Nightline interview Parton said, "All these years we’ve talked about doing a sequel to '9 to 5' and it never made any real sense until just recently,” referencing the current gender equality movement. “We decided that we are going to do another one. We are trying to get the script and all that, everyone is very interested and we’ve all agreed that we’d love to do it if it’s right.”
Well Dolly, Lily, and Jane, it may be a touch premature, but we're ready to blast our 9 to 5: The Musical sountrack and rock some big '80s hair coiffed and combed just so.