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'9 to 5' sequel with original cast is happening according to Fonda

Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Jane Fonda will return in sequel to "9 to 5."
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Jane Fonda has confirmed that a sequel to the classic 1980 workplace comedy "9 to 5" will happen and her co-stars will return to their character roles according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

“My role is as an executive producer, and I’m working with the writers, with Lily, and talking to the writers," Fonda said at an HBO event. "Right now, Dolly, Lily and I are all intending to be in it.”

Though plot points have yet to be released, people are wondering if the storyline will include references to the "Me Too" movement. After all, the original stars Dabney Coleman as a "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot."

But Fonda says the latest film may go in another direction, one that addresses more modern business problems in this wired age. 

"I'm sorry to say the situation is worse today," said Fonda. "Today a lot of the workforce is hired by an outside company. Who do you talk to if you have a problem?"

She said this time the plot will center on technology and corporate voyeurism within the fictional Consolidated Companies. 

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

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin currently star in the popular Netflix comedy “Grace and Frankie,” while it was announced this year that Parton will get her own eight-part Netflix anthology series.