Hollywood star Cameron Diaz is coming out of retirement for Back In Action, a Netflix movie with Jamie Foxx. The project featured Diaz and Fox, who worked together on the 1999 sports dramas Any Given Sunday and 2014’s Annie remake, which was Diaz’s last movie role before he “retired.”
Foxx announced on social media, where he posted a voice over for Diaz and NFL star Tom Brady. “I don’t know how to do this, do you know?” Diaz, who officially confirmed her retirement from Hollywood in 2018, says in the clip.
Brady says, “I was talking to Jimmy, and he said you need some advice on how not to retire. And I’m relatively successful at not retiring.” Brady, who won six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, retired earlier this year but returned to the field just weeks later.
Foxx said he had to summon GOAT, which is an acronym for ‘Greatest Of All Time’, to bring back another one.
“…CameronDiaz and I are back in action – our new movie with Netflix. Production starts later this year!!” the Oscar winner wrote in his tweet.
Cameron, I hope you’re not angry, I scored this, but there’s no turning back now. The goats had to be called to bring back another goat. @Cameron Diaz And I’m back in business – our new movie with Tweet embed. Production starts later this year!! 🦊🐐 pic.twitter.com/vyaGrUmbWb
Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) 29 June 2022
Diaz, star of the Charlie’s Angels franchise and There Something About Mary, said only Foxx could have persuaded her to return to the movies.
“I can’t wait, it’s going to be a blast!” I wrote in an Instagram story after the announcement.
According to Variety, Seth Gordon will direct the film from a script he wrote with Brendan O’Brien. Plot details are preserved.
Foxx is producing Back in Action with Datari Turner, O’Brien and Mark McNair. Producers are Beau Bauman for Good One Productions and Gordon via Exhibit A.