Jane Fonda Confirms #MeToo Era ‘9 to 5’ Sequel in the Works
At a recent panel for her HBO documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts, the actress confirmed a sequel to her 1980 workplace comedy 9 to 5 is in the works. She’s poised to appear again alongside Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton.
“My role is as an executive producer, and I’m working with the writers,” Fonda said. “Right now, Dolly, Lily and I are all intending to be in it.”
In case you haven’t seen the OG feminist comedy (what’s wrong with you?), it follows the female trio as employees of Consolidated Companies. As the ladies find themselves at the insufferable will of their opportunistic boss, Franklin Hart, Jr. (Dabney Coleman), they hatch a plan that involves kidnapping and overthrowing their superior. The film remains a big screen feminist landmark.
It seems to be perfect timing for a sequel, given the steady rise of the #MeToo movement; themes such as the wage gap and sexual harassment are sure to be present in the contemporary update.