Cameron Diaz Returns to Action in a Film with Jamie Foxx

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Cameron Diaz has announced that she will be returning to acting.

The actress has announced that she is returning to action four years after announcing her retirement. The film will be titled Back in Action.

It has been revealed that Jamie Foxx will appear in the upcoming film; however, no other details are available at this time. We can likely expect another successful collaboration between these two stars after they worked together on 2014’s Annie adaptation and 1999’s Any Given Sunday

“Jamie Foxx, only you could get me back in action!!!” Diaz said in her Instagram Story. “I can’t frickin’ wait; it’s gonna be a blast!” 

Foxx took to Twitter to break the news on Wednesday, along with an audio recording of his phone call with Diaz. The 49-year-old star, on the call, states that she is thrilled to come back to acting; however, she isn’t quite sure how to go about “un-retiring.” 

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Thankfully, Foxx had the good fortune of counting on one person who knows everything there is to know about making returns: Tom Brady. The latter retired from the NFL early this year and went on with Tampa Bay Buccaneers a month later. 

“I was talking to Jamie, and he said you need a few tips on how to un-retire,” Brady said in the phone call with Diaz, “I’m relatively successful at un-retiring.” 

But before we hear more of Brady’s advice, the recording concludes for us.

Back in Action will have Seth Gordon as director, who co-wrote the script with Brendan O’Brien. Executive producers include Foxx, O’Brien, Datari Turner, and Mark McNair, alongside producers Gordon and Beau Bauman. No release date has been announced yet. 

Diaz appeared in EW’s Sweetest Thing reunion in 2018 with Christina Applegate and Selma Blair. There, she disclosed that she was “actually retired” from acting. After a few years, she told Kevin Hart in Hart to Heart that she feels “whole” following her decision. 

“When you do something at a really high level for a really long period of time, there’s a lot that – when you’re the person who’s sort of delivering on this one thing, you’re the person on the screen, you’re the person who’s ‘the talent’ – everything around you, all parts of you that isn’t that, has to be handed off to other people,” she stated. 

“It’s fun to do, I love it, I love acting. I feel like I was really lucky because I had people I worked with for 20 years who I know they have my best interest, but for me, I just really wanted to make my life manageable by me. My routine in a day is literally what I can manage to do by myself.”

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