‘9 to 5’ is an award-winning film that premiered Dec. 19, 1980. The iconic comedy movie followed around three working women Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and Dolly Parton who gather the courage to stand up to their sexist, egotistical, lying, and hypocritical boss, Hart (Dabney Coleman). Despite forty years later, the movie’s portrayal of issues faced by women in a professional environment is relatable even today.
- Jane Fonda to executive produce the‘9 to 5’ movie?
- Dolly Parton reveals details about the ‘9 to 5’ movie
- Is the ‘9 to 5’ sequel cancelled?
Jane Fonda to executive produce the‘9 to 5’ movie?
In 2018, Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda confirmed reuniting for a ‘9 to 5’ movie sequel with Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Fonda talked about how the 80’s comedy was in the works and all of them (Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda) were intending to be in it. She confirmed her role as an executive producer with Lily Tomlin. She also mentioned working with the writers.
Fonda further suggested how the situation nowadays has gotten worse. She teased a follow-up idea that could expand on the story of the first film in which Fonda, Tomlin, and Parton went against their brutish bigot boss.
In her interview, Fonda felt that a lot of the workforce is hired by an outside company. So, who would you talk to if you had a problem? At that time, it was also reported that ‘9 to 5’s’ creator Pat Resnick was looking forward to teaming up with writer and actress Rashida Jones to create the script.
Parton shocked many people by mentioning how she does not think they are going to do the ‘9 to 5’ sequel. She explained how they could never get the script where it was enough different than the first one.
Dolly Parton reveals details about the ‘9 to 5’ movie
In an interview with Hollywood Reporter revealed more details about the ‘9 to 5‘ sequel. Dolly Parton talked about how they were supposed to have the first scripts in their hands within days. She mentioned how they will have to see what their thoughts are, and it will have to be rewritten a time or two. She shared about beginning the shoot around the new year.
Dolly Parton further expressed how the ‘9 to 5’ sequel is going to really be good. After all these years, they finally came up with something that made sense and was worthwhile to do. Parton also spoke about the new plot of the ‘9 to 5’ sequel which will focus on three younger women working at the same Consolidated Companies. These three girls would try to figure out who these women were who made all these changes years ago. They would then find Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda. Together there will be a lot of comedy, but they will also cover some issues that still need to be touched on, but in a fun, new way.
“Talking about ‘9 to 5, they did a ‘9 to 5’ [movie,] then they did a ‘9 to 5’ series, which actually stars one of my sisters, Rachel. Then I had the chance to write the musical ‘9 to 5’ for Broadway, and now they are actually opening that again in London in January. I’ve written another song or two for that. I’m very proud that 9 to 5 just keeps paying off. It is the song and the movie that just will not die”!
Parton also spoke about the new plot of the ‘9 to 5’ sequel which will focus on three younger women working at the same Consolidated Companies. These three girls would try to figure out who these women were who made all these changes years ago
Is the ‘9 to 5’ sequel cancelled?
At the red-carpet premiere of her new Netflix series, Dolly Parton spoke about the much-awaited sequel of the 80’s movie, ‘9 to 5’.
Parton shocked many people by mentioning how she does not think they are going to do the ‘9 to 5’ sequel. She explained how they could never get the script where it was enough different than the first one. However, that does not mean that we will ever get to see her reunite with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Dolly Parton confirmed that they are thinking of doing a completely different thing together. “We may do something different altogether, but I don’t think we’ll continue with [the sequel]”, said Dolly Parton.
Parton did confirm that they were planning around a ‘9 to 5’ sequel. But she felt it never made any real sense. Until recently, with all the equal work for equal pay and all the harassment in the workplace, they decided that they would try to do another one.
Even though ‘9 to 5’ was an iconic comedy of the 80s, its depiction of sexual harassment, misogyny and gender discrimination made it an iconic film.