9 To 5 | Diablo Cody, Jennifer Aniston working on new version

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The 1980s hit comedy 9 To 5 is getting the remake treatment thanks to 20th Century Studios, with Jennifer Aniston currently set to produce the film.

It’s no way to make a livin’, but the 9 To 5 is something that most of us can relate to, not least because the phrase was immortalised in the 1980 office satire (not to mention Dolly Parton’s iconic title song) that starred Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dabney Coleman and Parton herself.

The film followed ‘three female office colleagues who decide to exact revenge on their sexist, egotistical boss’ and some 43 years later, it looks like we may be seeing 9 To 5 return to our screens in the form a shiny new reimagining. 20th Century Studios is backing the new project with Jennifer Aniston set to produce according to a Variety report.

The actor tends to also star in the projects she produces, such as The Morning Show and the Murder Mystery films. As yet, Aniston’s presence onscreen in the remake hasn’t been confirmed, but we certainly wouldn’t bet against it happening.

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The project is being penned by Diablo Cody, the screenwriter behind such celebrated films as Juno and 2011’s Young Adult, the Charlize Theron dramedy that deserves more love here in 2024. Cody’s most recent screenwriting credit to make it to the screen was this year’s Lisa Frankenstein.

Cody is one of Hollywood’s most able writers when it comes to telling female stories with humour, nuance and pathos, so we’re intrigued to see how she updates the 1980 classic for a modern world. With Aniston possibly starring, this production could well pull in a couple of other stars and we could be looking at a fun ensemble to really build anticipation for a new version of the film… but please, let’s not mess with Dolly’s signature soundtrack.

When we hear more about the remake of 9 To 5, we’ll let you know.

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