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‘9 to 5’ sequel in the works, Jane Fonda confirms

Original cast expected to return in new movie, Jane Fonda says.
Published Jul. 26, 2018
Updated Jul. 26, 2018

Remember all that talk about Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin reuniting for a reboot of their classic comedy 9 to 5? It turns out it's going to be a sequel instead, the Hollywood Reporter says.

"Right now, Dolly, Lily and I are all intending to be in it," Fonda told the website. "My role is as an executive producer, and I'm working with the writers, with Lily, and talking to the writers."

The original 1982 flick followed three women and their struggles in the workplace with lecherous bosses (one played brilliantly by Dabney Coleman) and other workplace perils. Now, nearly 40 years later, surely things have improved for our three heroes, right?

"I'm sorry to say the situation is worse today," Fonda said. "Today, a lot of the work force is hired by an outside company. Who do you talk to if you have a problem?"

No word yet on production details or a release date.