Dolly Parton and Friends Hope to Revive ‘9 to 5’
“We decided that we are going to do another one. We are trying to get the script and all that, everyone is very interested and we’ve all agreed that we’d love to do it if it’s right," Parton said.
Dolly Parton isn’t ready to quit her day job as she wants to work her way right back into 9 to 5, as long as her co-stars are up for the remake.
The iconic film, which follows the lives of three women in the work place dealing with office harassment and sexist assumptions in career atmospheres, made such a lasting impression even more so now in the past few months of female empowerment. Parton thought there would be no better time than this moment to start remaking the musical for this generation to appreciate and grow with.
“All these years we’ve talked about doing a sequel to 9 to 5 and it never made any real sense until just recently,” Parton said to Entertainment Weekly. “We decided that we are going to do another one. We are trying to get the script and all that, everyone is very interested and we’ve all agreed that we’d love to do it if it’s right.”
Not only would the timing match the current culture so well, but Parton is also nervous about holding out for too long and getting past the age of being able to pull off such a character yet again.
“I told them we better get after it or it’s going to be 95 instead of 9 to 5,” she joked. Rumors have spread around Hollywood that a revised script for the updated film is somewhere in the makes, but no word on when production would be set to begin.
Meanwhile, Parton is rocking it in her own right working away on her time with the Imagination Library. The charitable organization just celebrated a massive milestone by giving away 100 million books to kids all across the globe. Hoping to expand the mind of children everywhere through the creativity of a book, Parton sends away books every month to anyone from newborns to 5-year-olds to add to their collection.
More information about the Imagination Library can be found online.