Cameron Diaz Set For Comeback After 8years Retirement
Cameron Diaz is no longer in retirement after Jamie Foxx stepped in with some stunts to convince her out of it.
Its been 8years since her last film.
The action comedy “Back in Action” on Netflix will star the 49-year-old actor opposite Jamie Foxx after he left Hollywood in 2018. The project 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.”
Foxx made the announcement on Twitter, posting audio from a conversation with Diaz, who was unable to express her plans to return to acting.
“I don’t know how to do this, you know?” she says.
Foxx therefore brought in Tom Brady, who recently this year retired from the NFL before returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 40 days later. Brady 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 says. “I’m relatively successful at un-retiring.”
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’m so excited; it’s going to be a fun!
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 kept secret. Foxx predicts that production will start later this year.
Along with 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 the 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.” Until Foxx and Netflix knocked on the door, that is.