Jane Fonda says she’s executive producing ‘9 to 5’ remake
Posted May 1, 2018 8:52 am.
Last Updated May 1, 2018 9:21 am.
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TORONTO – Jane Fonda says she’s on board for a remake of “9 to 5.”
“We’re working on it,” the two-time Oscar-winning actress told The Canadian Press this week in a phone interview to promote her upcoming film “Book Club.”
“I’m an executive producer. Pat Resnick and Rashida Jones are co-writing it.”
Resnick also co-wrote the original 1980 comedy “9 to 5,” which starred Fonda, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin as office workers grappling with a sexist boss.
The film earned Parton an Oscar nomination for best original song.
Asked if she, Parton and Tomlin will all be a part of it, Fonda said: “Oh yes, needless to say.”
Fonda added she couldn’t say anything else about the project.
Parton recently told CNN that the #Metoo and Time’s Up women’s empowerment movements convinced them that now is a good time to revisit the story.
And Deadline has reported that 20th Century Fox is in the early stages of developing a new version.
“Book Club,” in theatres May 18, is also a story of female bonding.
Fonda stars alongside Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton and Mary Steenburgen as longtime friends who support each other through issues of romance and aging.
Other cast members include Craig T. Nelson, Andy Garcia, and Don Johnson.
Director Bill Holderman co-wrote the screenplay with Montreal-raised Erin Simms.
The 80-year-old Fonda says she hopes projects like “Book Club” and her Netflix series “Grace and Frankie” will lead to more onscreen stories for mature audiences.
“Older women are the fastest-growing demographic in the world and if their narrative is not part of the mass culture, then we all lose, including men,” Fonda said.
“Because our narratives are different and we experience life different and we interact differently with the world — and we need to see that.”