The iconic country singer told ABC News' "Nightline" that a reboot of the film made sense now more than ever in light of recent movements surrounding equal pay and harassment in the workplace.
"I've been talking to Lily and Jane ... Actually all these years, we've talked about doing a sequel to '9 to 5' and it never made any real sense until just recently," she said. "We're trying to get the script and all that. Everybody is very interested and we've all agreed that we'd love to do it if it's right."
"They presented me with an idea the other day and I said, 'Yes,'" she said.
Parton said the premise for the new movie will focus on younger women who seek out and look to the original cast for advice.
“We've all come up with a business of our own," Parton said about the characters played by herself, Fonda and Tomlin. "So they come to find us to get some input on how they should help run” their own business.