Cameron Diaz Is Coming Out Of Retirement To Star In New Netflix Film
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In 2018, the There's Something About Mary star announced she was stepping away from acting to focus on other aspects of life including her family and her home.
The 49-year-old starred in a slew of hit Hollywood movies throughout her acting career, including The Mask, Charlie's Angels and Vanilla Sky.
Her retirement came as a blow to her fans, so they'll no doubt welcome the news that she's making a comeback for the upcoming Netflix movie.
As reported by Variety, the film is an action-comedy which reunites Diaz and Foxx, who previously worked together on the 1999 flick Any Given Sunday and the 2014 Annie remake.
Foxx himself announced the news on Twitter by sharing a recording of a conversation between him, his co-star and Tom Brady, the NFL player who famously retired from the American football league earlier this year, only to go back on his decision shortly after.
In the clip, Diaz expresses that she's 'excited' but 'nervous' while speaking to the Django Unchained star.
He reassures her, saying: "I understand. Listen, I got somebody on the other line that can help you with this."
Foxx brings in Brady - much to Diaz's surprise - who explains, "I was talking to Jamie and he said you needed a few tips on how to un-retire," before quipping, "I'm relatively successful at un-retiring."
Diaz laughs, adding, "Honestly, exactly what I needed."
Alongside the audio recording, Foxx wrote: "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."
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
He went on to confirm that production for Back in Action will kick off later this year.
The post has received dozens of comments, with many praising Foxx's indirect marketing ploy.
"A+ marketing for this movie... no notes," wrote one. "No clue what it’ll be about but I’m seeing it based on this alone."
Others were just excited to see Diaz coming back, including this person who said: "So surprised she is coming back! When I saw her great interview with @KevinHart4real, she looked so happy with her decision to retire. Looking forward to this one!"
"The 2000s it girl is back," said another, with a fourth adding, "Cameron Diaz is coming back y’all."