Everything we know about the ‘9-5’ remake: Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda

Colin Higgins’ 1980 workplace comedy, also starring Dolly Parton, has had rumors swirling around the metaphorical water cooler for years.

Everything we know about Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin's '9-5' remake

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin at a Netflix event in 2022 and scenes from 9 to 5.

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Nostalgia for the ’80s has been inspiring entertainment long before streaming “Stranger Things.” Classic films from “Pretty Woman” to “American Psycho” have been adapted into musicals on Broadway. And last year, “Top Gun: Maverick” took off at the box office and entered the Oscar race for best picture, cementing shorts, jet-sets and long-overdue ’80s sequels as timeless symbols of Hollywood excellence.

So they politely but firmly asked: where the hell is our “9 to 5” wake?

Colin Higgins’ 1980 workplace comedy, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton, is an all-time great revenge comedy with a twist of its time. The feature-length feminist rally tells the story of three office workers who dream of getting even with their horrible boss, Mr. Hart (Dabney Coleman): a sexist and self-centered jerk who, let’s be honest, actually had confidence. – the head comes.

From an unforgettable animated series featuring Tomlin as Snow White and a scene in which Fonda proudly announces, “I once smoked a weed cigarette at a party,” “9 to 5” launched one of the greatest comedic partnerships of the 20th and 21st . centuries. It remains ripe for revisiting with the “Grace & Frankie” duo, who still frequently work together on the big and small screens.

“I don’t even know if we’ve made a connection between 9 to 5 and ‘Moving On,'” Tomlin told IndieWire in an interview about the latter film: another feminist revenge epic, “Grandma.” from its author. directed by Paul Weitz. Now in theaters, Weitz’s latest stars Fonda and Tomlin as accomplices in a murder plot.

“We didn’t want to kill Mr. Hart,” notes Tomlin with a wry smile. – We only wanted to remove him from the assignment for a short time.

Rumors of a 9 to 5 sequel/remake/spiritual successor have been swirling around cinema’s metaphorical water cooler for years, and Fonda and Tomlin have freely shared their enthusiasm for the project in interviews. Interest in its maybe-movie status was renewed in early 2023 amid press for Kyle Marvin’s sports comedy “80 for Brady,” which recently reunited Tomlin, Fonda and Parton for the second time (albeit only in music). Parton also made a cameo appearance in the series finale of “Grace & Frankie” last year, literally acting as an angel.

Following Fonda and Tomlin’s ‘Moving On’ press tour, here’s everything we know about a possible ‘9 to 5’ sequel.

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