It's been 38 years since the original film 9 to 5 was released starring Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton as secretaries dealing with overt sexism in the workplace. The comedic film famously followed the three women as they ended up kidnapping their boss.
Sexism and sexual harassment are unfortunately still major issues in offices across the nation, and Deadline reports that 9 to 5 is getting a reboot. The new film will bring back the original three stars, and Rashida Jones is expected to join original co-writer Pat Resnick to bring the film upto date for tbe late 2010s.
Jones, known for her acting rolls in "Angie Tribeca" and "Parks and Recreation," has a few successful writing projects under her belt, including an episode of "Black Mirror," making her the perfect choice for Resnick to work with.
So where will Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda fit in with the new script? Women and Hollywood writes that the film will "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 coarse male higher-ups."
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In the '80s, Parton's song for the film became a massive hit, and in 2009, Parton adapted 9 to 5 into a musical on Broadway. It will be interesting to see how music plays a roll in the reboot!
This article was originally published in 2018.