In 2018, Deadline reported that the 9 to 5 reboot would bring back the original three stars. While Rashida Jones is best known for playing Ann Perkins on NBC's Parks and Recreation, she is also an accomplished writer, scripting and starring in Celeste and Jesse Forever and penning episodes of Black Mirror and A to Z. Now, according to a story on Deadline, a reboot of sorts is in the works for this classic comedy, and original stars Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and Dolly Parton are all said to be involved. Fox is eyeing Rashida Jones to write a 9 to 5 reboot that will bring back Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. 20th Century Fox is looking to capitalize on the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements by bringing a new modern version of the 1980 comedy classic 9 to 5 Reboot to the big screen. Just a few years back, screenwriter Resnick suggested that the ship had sailed for any kind of reunion, but clearly the power of the #MeToo movement has changed things. 9 to 5 Reboot Planned with Original Cast Fox is eyeing Rashida Jones to write a 9 to 5 reboot that will bring back Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. While no deals seem to be in place yet, the studio wants to pair original 9 to 5 writer Pat Resnick with a young writer, with the studio eyeing actress/writer Rashida Jones to co-write the script. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. ‘9 to 5’ Reboot Planned with Original Cast. 9 TO 5 Reboot in the Works with the Original Stars and Rashida Jones, Alpha will be closing on March 31. Current plans call for original screenwriter Patricia Resnick to team with none other than Rashida Jones to bring the 1980-set story to 2018. I’m talking about 9 to 5, and needless to say, this movie is more relevant today than ever. Evidently, this will be more of a sequel than a reboot in the strictest sense. Almost 40 years ago, three female superstars came together to tell a comedic story about the plight of American women in the workplace, working for misogynistic men for low wages until they finally formulate their plan to get even. 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According to the original report, this updated version would reportedly follow three young women (probably played by three popular young actresses—start fan-casting now!) 28 February 2018; by MovieWeb; MovieWeb; 20th Century Fox is looking to capitalize on the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements by bringing a new modern version of the 1980 comedy classic 9 to 5 Reboot to the big screen. Movieweb Contributor going up against “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” male bosses, with the three original cast members offering advice to the girls on just how to get back at their scumbag higher-ups. This trio turns to Doralee, Violet and Judy for help in navigating through the workplace, while hatching a scheme to get even with their male bosses. Julia Johnson Named Head of Business and Legal Affairs and Executive VP at ICM Partners, ICM Partners Names APA’s Julia Johnson General Counsel & Head Of Business & Legal Affairs, Channing Dungey Confirmed As Chairman Of Warner Bros. Television Group, Will Succeed Peter Roth, Rashida Jones on Oscar Diversity, ‘On the Rocks’ and How ‘E.T.’ Changed Her Life, ‘Staged’: BBC Renews David Tennant & Michael Sheen Lockdown Comedy; Ben Schwartz Joins Cast. 20th Century Fox is apparently in the very early stages of creating a reboot of the original film, and I’m going to go out on a limb and say that today’s audience will be even more receptive to this movie than they were nearly four decades ago. When adjusted for inflation, the original gross equates to a $352.4 million movie in today's market. No director is attached at this time, but Shawn Levy is attached to produce through his 21 Laps production company, along with Resnick and Jonathan Baruch for Rain Management Group. The Avengers Assembled Over Twitter's Chris Discourse - Where Was This Energy For Other Costars? The original movie was directed by Colin Hughes and also starred Sterling Hayden, Elizabeth Wilson, Henry Jones, Lawrence Pressman and Marian Mercer. 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The comedic film famously followed the three women as they ended up kidnapping their boss. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. 9 to 5 was a massive hit, taking in $103.2 million during its theatrical run in 1980, the second highest-grossing movie of the year behind The Empire Strikes Back ($209.3 million). 9 to 5 Reboot Planned with Original Cast Feb 28, 2018 Fox is eyeing Rashida Jones to write a 9 to 5 reboot that will bring back Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. It also spawned a Broadway musical in 2009, starring Allison Janney, Stephanie J. When his top assistant Violet is at her wit's end, she forms a bond with Doralee and Judy to get revenge, and while their plan goes awry several times, they manage to kidnap and hold Hart prisoner in his own home, while they figure out what to do with him, when they come across his embezzlement scheme. There is no word yet on whether Rashida Jones will also star in the film, but original 9 to 5 stars Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are all slated to reprise their roles. The original 9 to 5 also starred Dabney Coleman as Franklin Hart Jr., Doralee, Violet and Judy's boss, who revels in taking advantage of, condescending and humiliating his female staff, along with stealing their ideas while they're constantly being passed up for promotions. IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. The movie also spawned a TV series starring Dolly Parton's younger sister, Rachel Dennison, along with Rita Moreno and Valerie Curtin, which ran for two years on ABC and another two years in first-run syndication. Add to that: Dolly Parton, who wrote the original iconic theme song from the film—which is still amazing and catchy as all get out—also composed songs for a 2009 Broadway musical adaptation of 9 to 5, which received several Tony Award nominations. © Watchr Media • All rights reserved, How 9 to 5 Sequel Plans to Bring Back Original Cast, 9 to 5 Sequel Is Definitely Happening with Original Cast, Battlestar Galactica Movie Is Happening with X-Men Producer Simon Kinberg, James Wan Reveals The Conjuring 2 Demon That Was Trashed and Replaced by Valak, Disaster Thriller Moonfall Brings in Stanley Tucci and John Bradley. Block, Megan Hilty and Marc Kudisch. While updating a classic is always a tricky thing, clearly if ever there was going to be a 9 to 5 remake or sequel, now is for sure the time to make it happen.

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