Jennifer Aniston Will Update 9 to 5

Her production company is making a reboot of the 1980 office satire
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2024 11:30 AM CDT
Jennifer Aniston Working On 9 to 5 Reboot
Jennifer Aniston arrives at a screening of "The Morning Show" on April 12 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

The 1980 office satire 9 to 5 is getting a modern retelling courtesy of Jennifer Aniston's production company, reports the Guardian. Aniston's Echo Films is working on a reboot, with Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody handling the script, per Variety. It's not clear if Aniston herself will take one of the lead roles in the film, played by Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin in the original. No plot details have been released. In the 1980 version, the trio of Parton, Fonda, and Tomlin exacted revenge on a sexist boss played by Dabney Coleman.

No release date has been announced by 20th Century Studios for the movie. The original grossed north of $100 million, spawning both a TV series and a Broadway musical, per EW. Its success also helped launch Parton's acting career. Among Echo Films' bigger projects over the years are The Morning Show and the movies Dumplin', Cake, and the Murder Mystery film series. (More Jennifer Aniston stories.)

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