Cameron Diaz is officially out of retirement after an eight-year hiatus.
The Hollywood star is making her comeback in Netflix’s action-comedy “Back in Action”, featuring Jamie Foxx.
Foxx made the announcement on Twitter by sharing audio from a phone call with Diaz, who didn’t know how to tell the world that she is making her comeback to the silver screen.
“I don’t know how to do this, you know?” she told Fox.
The actor brought made in someone who shared tips on how to return to work after retracting from retirement: Tom Brady, who earlier this year retired from the NFL only to rejoin the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 40 days later.
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
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!”.
Seth Gordon is directing the movie from a script he wrote with Brendan O’Brien.
Plot details are being kept under wraps.
Principal photography is expected to begin later this year.
Foxx is executive producing “Back in Action” alongside Datari Turner, O’Brien, and Mark McNair. Producers are Beau Bauman for Good One Productions and Gordon via Exhibit A.
Diaz was one of the most bankable stars in the late 1990s and early 2000s. She rose to stardom after making her film debut in 1994’s “The Mask” opposite Jim Carrey.
The Hollywood star later starred in a string of successful romantic comedies such as “My Best Friend’s Wedding”, “There’s Something About Mary”, “The Holiday”, “The Other Woman”, “The Sweetest Thing”, and “Shrek”.
Diaz retired from acting in March 2018 to spend more time at home as she did not plan to make any more movies, as well as wished to be with her family.