Jane Fonda was part of the TCA summer press tour in Los Angeles today, and she happened to comment on the proposed 9 to 5 sequel that has been on-again-off-again.
Back in February we reported (like most sites did) that there was a sequel in the works, with original 9 to 5 writer Patricia Resnick teaming with actress/writer Rashida Jones to pen a new script for the original cast.
Today, Fonda offered an update, saying that her current role with the film is as an executive producer, and that she and co-star Lily Tomlin are “working with the writers”.
She went on to say that as of right now, “Dolly [Parton], Lily and I are all intending to be in it.”
It’s been almost 40 years since the original film, released in 1980, took a stab at surrealistic comedy surrounding women in the workplace. Fonda continued:
“I’m sorry to say the situation is worse today,””Today a lot of the work force is hired by an outside company. Who do you talk to if you have a problem?”
As to the current climate after the beginning of the #MeToo movement, Fonda said that she does think sexual harassment “will tend to drop,” and that “guys are scared.”
Considering everything happening right now, 9 to 5 would be a perfect title to get a sequel. We look forward to seeing it happen.