Dolly Parton says sequel to ’9 to 5′ is in the works with she, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin reprising roles
When Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin appeared together as presenters on the Emmy Awards last fall, it was hard to believe that 37 years had passed since these still dazzling ladies made the movie 9 to 5 together.
In a recent interview with ABC News’ Nightline, Dolly said a follow-up to their hit 1980 comedy is in the works and all three of the original stars are game to return.
“All these years we’ve talked about doing a sequel to 9 to 5 and it never made any real sense until just recently,” she said, citing the current cultural conversation about equal pay and sexual harassment in the workplace. “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.”
Parton says the film would focus on three new ladies, who upon dealing with similar workplace issues track down the original trio. Deadline Hollywood reported Wednesday that the plan is for original co-writer Patricia Resnick to pen the new script alongside Rashida Jones.
Dolly joked: “I told them we better get after it or it’s going to be 95 instead of 9 to 5.”