Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS) Hollywood star Cameron Diaz is leaving retirement behind as she is set to star alongside ‘Django Unchained’ star Jamie Foxx in an OTT action-comedy film ‘Back in Action’.
The two actors have earlier worked together on 1999’s sports drama ‘Any Given Sunday’ and 2014’s ‘Annie’ remake, which was Diaz’s final film role before “retiring”, reports ‘Variety’.
Foxx made the announcement on Twitter, sharing audio from a phone call with Diaz, who can’t seem to find the words to tell the world that she’s returning to the silver screen. “I don’t know how to do this, you know?” she said.
As per ‘Variety’, Foxx brought in someone who knows a thing or two about returning to work after hanging up their hat: Tom Brady, who earlier this year retired from the NFL only to rejoin the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 40 days later.
Diaz confirmed the news on her Instagram Story, writing, “Jamie Foxx, only you could get me back in action!!! I can’t frickin wait it’s gonna be a blast! (sic).”
Seth Gordon is directing the movie from a script he wrote with Brendan O’Brien. Plot details are being kept under wraps. According to Foxx, production is expected to begin later this year. ‘Variety’ further states that Foxx is executive producing the Netflix movie ‘Back in Action’ with Datari Turner, O’Brien and Mark McNair. Producers are Beau Bauman for Good One Productions and Gordon via Exhibit.
One of the most bankable stars in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Diaz shot to fame after making 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’. She announced her retirement in 2018.