Jennifer Aniston Remakes Classic ’80s Comedy With Fan-Favorite Writer

By Britta DeVore | Published

While some of us may still be looking for that cup of ambition, Jennifer Aniston has found it as she plans to produce a remake of the classic 1980 film 9 to 5. Starring the iconic trio of Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, and Lily Tomlin, the original movie was a massive hit for 20th Century Studios and has only grown to become more beloved over the years, making a reboot a no-brainer. Joining Aniston as the project’s scribe will be Diablo Cody, who won an Oscar for her work on Juno and has since penned titles including Jennifer’s Body and, more recently, Lisa Frankenstein.

Try To Read 9 to 5 Without Hearing The Theme Song

The original film centered around three women in the workforce, each of whom recognized what a complete menace to society their boss (Dabney Coleman) was and began to stake out a course for revenge. While there’s so much to love about 9 to 5, the chemistry between the leading ladies truly solidified it as a must-watch film that still carries meaning today.

Aniston Has A Lot Of Friends We’d Love To See As Co-Stars

As of right now, no casting details or a release date have been revealed for the reimagining of 9 to 5, and it’s unclear just how close to the original storyline the new movie will stay. One thing we know is that it’s in incredibly capable hands as Jennifer Aniston’s Echo Films has hit home run after home run in recent years, with titles including Murder Mystery 2, Dumplin’, and Cake landing on screens around the world and successfully raking in viewers. With such deep connections to the industry, it’s also more than likely that Aniston will secure an incredible and well-known cast for her 9 to 5 remake.

Diablo Cody’s Cult Hits

Just as Aniston’s involvement is a terrific sign for the 9 to 5 reimagining, Diablo Cody’s participation points to a well-written script filled with multi-layered characters with plenty of comedy, both verbal and physical. Along with the aforementioned Juno, Jennifer’s Body, and Lisa Frankenstein, Cody was the creator and writer of the gone-too-soon Showtime series United States of Tara. The laugh-out-loud comedy-drama series had a stand-out cast that included Toni Collette and Brie Larson and was executive produced by Steven Spielberg, which further gives our full support to Cody in penning 9 to 5.

9 To 5 The Series

The industry is filled with reimaginings, retellings, and reboots these days, with 9 to 5 being the latest movie to be getting the treatment. However, this isn’t the first time such a thing has happened for the story, as the original movie led to a television series that ran for five-seasons starring Rita Moreno (80 for Brady), with a musical adaptation to follow in the 2000s – something that should have happened a lot sooner considering the toe-tapping original tune sung by Dolly Parton.

Original Cast Kept Working Together

80 For Brady

Because Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are two of the industry’s favorite bestie duos, with the pair starring in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie and continuing their cinematic journey together in titles like 80 for Brady and Moving On, it would be wonderful to see both them and Dolly Parton make cameos in the upcoming film. For now, we’re thrilled to know that Jennifer Aniston and Cody are behind a 9 to 5 remake, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as new details roll in.