Pour yourself another cup of ambition and dust off that typewriter because 9 to 5 is headed back to the big screen for a new generation.
Deadline is reporting that the classic film’s original writer, Pat Resnick—she also wrote the book for the Broadway adaptation—is in talks to team up with a young actress-screenwriter to “make the concept relevant to a young comedy audience.” 20th Century Fox is currently eyeing Rashida Jones for the project.
Not only is Resnick set to return, but word is the movie’s original trio, Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are also “eager” to reprise their roles from the film.
The 1980 comedy showed the three women in the workplace dealing with a male chauvinistic boss—played by Dabney Coleman—now it would be a perfect time to revist that premise in the light of recent movements like #MeToo.
It shouldn’t be too hard to reunite the original’s three female leads. Fonda and Tomlin currently co-star in the Netflix series, Grace and Frankie, and they have publicly reunited with Parton in recent years, like in 2017 when they famously turned their Emmys presenting gig into a Donald Trump roast:
“Back in 1980, in that movie, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot,” said Fonda during the telecast.
With Tomlin adding: “And in 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot.”
Come back to the 9 to 5, Doralee!