Foxx predicts that production will start later this year.
The announcement was made on Twitter by Jamie Foxx.
Cameron Diaz is leaving retirement to star in an OTT action-comedy film titled ‘Back in Action,’ alongside ‘Django Unchained’ star Jamie Foxx.
The two actors previously collaborated on the sports drama “Any Given Sunday” in 1999 and the “Annie” remake in 2014, which served as Diaz’s last film role before “retiring,” according to the media. The announcement was made on Twitter by Jamie Foxx, who posted 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 said.
According to the media, Foxx brought in Tom Brady, who earlier this year retired from the NFL only to re-join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 40 days later. Brady has some experience coming back to work after taking a break.
On her Instagram Story, Cameron Diaz announced the news, writing, “Jamie Foxx, only you could get me back in action!!! I can’t frickin wait it’s gonna be a blast! (sic).
The film is being directed by Seth Gordon from a script that he and Brendan O’Brien co-wrote. Details of the plot are being kept secret. Foxx predicts that production will start later this year. Foxx, Datari Turner, Dylan O’Brien, and Mark McNair are executive producing the Netflix film “Back in Action,” as per media. Beau Bauman of Good One Productions and Gordon via Exhibit 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 film “The Mask” with Jim Carrey. Later, she appeared in several popular romantic comedies, such as “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “There’s Something About Mary,” “Charlie’s Angels,” and “Shrek.” In 2018, she made her retirement announcement.