Cameron Diaz Returns to Acting in New Comedy With Jamie Foxx

Cameron Diaz halts her retirement from acting, coming back to the big screen in a new film with Jamie Foxx.

Foxx revealed the actress’s surprise return with a hilarious social media announcement. The American actor and musician published a recorded phone call between him and Diaz on Twitter.

“Cameron I hope you aren’t mad I recorded this, but not 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 wrote.

The film, directed by Horrible Bosses creator Seth Gordon and co-written by Brendan O’Brien, will be titled Back in Action. However, Netflix said the story would be kept under wraps.

During the phone call, the 49-year-old actress said she was very “eager but excited” to be back.

Foxx, who won an Oscar in 2004 for his role as American soul singer Ray Charles, said he would put Diaz in touch with football star Tom Brady to get some advice on how to make a big-time comeback.

“I was talking to Jamie and he said you need a few tips on how to un-retire. I’m relatively successful at un-retiring,” the Super Bowl-winning player said. “Honestly, exactly what I needed,” she replied’

Diaz officially confirmed her retirement from acting in 2018. Speaking at an event hosted by fellow actress Gwyneth Paltrow, she said: “I just went, ‘I can’t really say who I am to myself. Which is a hard thing to face up to. I felt the need to make myself whole.”

The actress didn’t rule out returning one day. However, speaking to her friend Paltrow again on her wellness podcast, she commented, “I got a peace in my soul, because I finally was taking care of myself.”

“It’s a strange thing to say, I know a lot of people won’t understand it, I know you understand it, but it’s so intense to work at that level and be that public and put yourself out there.” Diaz also discussed how her career exposed her and made her “really visible.”

Diaz is well-known for her portrayal in Ben Stiller’s rom-com There’s Something About Mary, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe, as well as for her roles in The Holiday and Charlie’s Angels.

The actress and author was also nominated for a Bafta for best supporting actor for Being John Malkovich.

Her final film role of her 20-year career was in the musical Annie, which was released in 2014. Diaz and Foxx appeared together in this remake.