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Cameron Diaz Comes Out Of Retirement For Jamie Foxx Netflix Comedy Back In Action

/Film logo: MainLogo/Film 6/29/2022 Jenna Busch
Cameron Diaz in There's Something About Mary © 20th Century Fox Cameron Diaz in There's Something About Mary

Cameron Diaz retired from acting back in 2018, but her fans are about to get some exciting news. Diaz is back in the game, joining her "Annie" and "Any Given Sunday" co-star Jamie Foxx in the upcoming Netflix action-comedy "Back in Action," according to Variety. Not only is she back, but she got tips on how to unretire from none other than Tom Brady, who has done that very thing a number of times. I don't know anything about sports and even I know that. It's pretty cute, how it all happened. Foxx called up Diaz, who was nervous about how to get back into the game, and put Brady on the line, who told her, "I was talking to Jamie and he said you needed a few tips on how to un-retire. I'm relatively successful at un-retiring." 

Foxx actually recorded that part of the conversation, and posted the audio on Twitter, saying, 

"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!!" 

He also added a goat and a fox emoji. 

Later, the site reports, Diaz said in an Instagram story, 

"Jamie Foxx, only you could get me back in action!!! I can't frickin wait it's gonna be a blast!"

She Talked To An Expert In Un-Retiring

Cameron Diaz in Annie (2014) © Sony Pictures Releasing Cameron Diaz in Annie (2014)

There isn't any info about the plot of "Back in Action" at the moment. Here's what we know: Obviously, Foxx and Diaz are set to star. Seth Gordon ("Horrible Bosses") will direct. He also wrote the script with Brendan O'Brien ("Neighbors"). Foxx will executive produce alongside Datari Turner, O'Brien, and Mark McNair. Beau Bauman for Good One Productions and Seth Gordon for Exhibit A will produce. Production will begin later this year. 

Diaz's career began with her star turn with Jim Carrey in "The Mask," and she cemented her place in comedy history with the "hair gel" scene in "There's Something About Mary." She got into action with "Charlie's Angels," and into animation as the voice of Fiona in "Shrek." Her final film before her retirement was "Annie" in which she played Miss Hannigan along with Foxx. 

It's really lovely to hear that Diaz is getting back in the game. I'm looking forward to hearing what the film is about. 

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