Cameron Diaz has officially resumed her professional career.
In a new action-comedy named “Back in Action,” the 49-year-old actress who left Hollywood 4 years ago, will co-star with Jamie Foxx. The movie brings Diaz and Foxx back together after their collaborations on the 2014 “Annie” remake and the 1999 sports drama “Any Given Sunday,” which served as Diaz’s last acting role before “retiring.”
The statement was delivered by Foxx on Twitter, as he posted audio from a conversation with Diaz, who was apparently unable to express her plans to return to acting.
“I don’t know how to do this, you know?” shares Diaz.
Foxx therefore brought in Tom Brady, who, in early 2022, announced his retirement from the NFL before coming back to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers almost 6 weeks later. Brady indeed has some experience returning to work after taking a break.
“I was talking to Jamie and he said you needed a few tips on how to un-retire,” Brady reveals. “I’m relatively successful at un-retiring.”
Cameron I hope you aren’t mad I recorded this, but no turning back now. Had to call in the GOAT to bring back another GOAT. @CameronDiaz and I are BACK IN ACTION – our new movie with @NetflixFilm. Production starting later this year!! 🦊🐐 pic.twitter.com/vyaGrUmbWb
— Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) June 29, 2022
On her Instagram Story, Diaz posted a confirmation of the news with the caption, “Jamie Foxx, only you could get me back in action!!! I can’t frickin wait it’s gonna be a blast!”
The film is being directed by Seth Gordon (“Horrible Bosses”) from a screenplay that he co-wrote with Brendan O’Brien (“Neighbors”). Details of the plot are being held secret. Foxx predicts that production will start in late 2022.
Alongside Datari Turner, O’Brien, and Mark McNair, Foxx is the executive producer of “Back in Action.” Beau Bauman (“Central Intelligence”) for Good One Productions and Gordon through Exhibit A are other producers.
Diaz became one of the most commercially successful actors in the late 1990s and early 2000s after making her acting debut in the 1994 movie “The Mask” with Jim Carrey. In the following years, she starred in a number of popular romantic comedies, such as “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “There’s Something About Mary,” “Charlie’s Angels,” and “Shrek.” She made the announcement of her retirement in 2018, therefore Diaz’s final acting role was as Miss Hannigan in “Annie.” But that was only until Foxx and Netflix knocked on her door.