Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in talks to star in '9 to 5' sequel

The three actresses starred in the hit 1980 comedy


Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are all in talks to reprise their roles in a long-awaited sequel to the cult classic 9 to 5.

The three actresses starred in the hit 1980 comedy – which focused on three women trying to get revenge on their lying, misogynistic boss – and the film became an instant hit and was also turned into a stage musical based around Parton’s iconic music.

And now, while speaking at the Television Critics Association panel, Fonda confirmed a sequel is in the works and said: “My role is as an executive producer and I’m working with the writers, with Lily, and talking to the writers.

“Right now, Dolly, Lily and I are all intending to be in it.”

The film featured a lot of sexual harassment and with the #MeToo movement happening at the moment, the film has a particular significance to today and Fonda believe sexual harassment will drop because “guys are scared”.

She told Entertainment Weekly: “I’m sorry to say the situation is worse today.

“Today, a lot of the workforce [is] hired by an outside company, so if there’s a problem, who do you complain to? Who do you fight with?

“Plus with social media, the internet, you can be spied on very easily. I do think sexual harassment will tend to drop because guys are scared.”

Last year, the iconic threesome reunited at the Emmy Awards where Parton admitted she has been waiting for a sequel since the first one was released.

She said: “Personally, I have been waiting for a 9 to 5 reunion ever since we did the first one.”

Watch the official trailer for the film below: