Jennifer Aniston is set to produce a reboot of classic 1980 movie ‘9 To 5’

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It has been reported that Jennifer Aniston’s production company Echo Films will be reimagining classic 1980 movie 9 To 5 for modern audiences.

The hit comedy about sexism in the workplace originally featured high-profile actresses Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton.

Dolly Parton (left), Jane Fonda (middle) and Lily Tomlin (right) on set of 9 To 5. (Image: Getty)

Details remain limited about the upcoming reboot, but according to The Insneider, the script is being written by Diablo Cody who has written iconic comedies such as Juno, Jennifer’s Body and Young Adult, among others.

No specific plot details have been revealed as of yet, but the original movie followed three female colleagues in an office who are determined to exact revenge on their “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” boss.

The original cast included Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Dabney Coleman, and was based on an idea by Jane.

A still from the 1980 film. (Image: Getty)

The original 9 To 5 movie was a huge success and launched Dolly Parton’s career as an actress, and her theme song of the same name became one of the biggest hits of the decade. The movie also earned her an Oscar nomination and multiple Grammy Awards.

The film also led to a spinoff television series as well as a 2009 Broadway stage musical that featured new songs by Dolly.

Not only that, but 9 To 5 also loosely inspired Horrible Bosses, a 2011 movie that starred Jennifer Aniston as an abusive boss.

Jennifer’s connection to the ‘80s movie extended even further in 2018 when she collaborated with Dolly on Dumplin’, a comedy musical, where the pair co-sang a song together in the movie.

Given Jennifer’s history with the movie itself as well as Dolly, it’s unsurprising that her latest venture is to create a reboot for the cult-classic.

Jennifer and Dolly at the premiere of Dumplin’. (Image: Getty)

Jennifer Aniston’s production company, Echo Films, was founded in 2008 in collaboration with Kristin Hahn.

The company has produced multiple films and television shows in the past, including Dumplin’, Murder Mystery 2 and The Morning Show which all star Jen.

Once specific details about the cast, plot and release date are revealed, we’ll update this page so watch this space!

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