Hollywood star Cameron Diaz leaves her retirement as she will star alongside ‘Django Unchained’ star Jamie Foxx in an OTT action comedy film ‘Back in Action’.
The two actors previously worked together on the 1999 sports drama ‘Any Given Sunday’ and the 2014 remake of ‘Annie’, which was Diaz’s last film role before retiring, Variety reports.
Foxx made the announcement on Twitter, sharing audio of a phone call with Diaz, who can’t find the words to tell the world she’s returning to the silver screen. “I don’t know how to do this, you know?” she said.
According to “Variety,” Foxx brought in someone who knows a thing or two about going back to work after hanging up his hat: Tom Brady, who retired from the NFL earlier this year to rejoin the Tampa 40 days later. Bay Buccaneers to join.
Diaz confirmed the news on her Instagram Story, writing:Jamie Foxx, only you could get me back in action!!! I can’t wait, it’s going to be a blast! (sic).”
Seth Gordon is directing the film from a script he co-wrote with Brendan O’Brien. Plot details are kept secret. According to Foxx, production is expected to begin later this year. Variety further states that Foxx is co-producing the Netflix film Back in Action with Datari Turner, O’Brien and Mark McNair. Producers are Beau Bauman for Good One Productions and Gordon via Exhibit.
Diaz, one of the most affordable stars of the late 1990s and early 2000s, rose to fame after her film debut in 1994’s “The Mask” opposite Jim Carrey† She later starred in a string of successful romantic comedies, including “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “There’s Something About Mary,” “Charlie’s Angels,” and “Shrek.” In 2018 she announced her retirement.