Cameron Diaz is retiring from acting for a new film, Back in Action with Jamie Foxx.
The 49-year-old actress had previously confirmed that she was stepping back from screen in 2018 after a career that made her one of the industry’s most bankable stars, best known for films like Mary, Charlie’s Angels and The Holiday goes.
Actor and comedian Foxx teased the news on Twitter by sharing a phone call with Diaz, where she admitted she felt “very anxious” but also “excited” about being back on the big screen.
On the phone he then asks if he can add anyone to the call as he links Diaz to American footballer Tom Brady, who tells him: “I was talking to Jamie and he said you were about to retire. I need some suggestions.
“I am relatively successful in retiring”.
She replies: “Honestly, exactly what I needed.”
Foxx captioned the post: “Cameron I hope you’re not mad I recorded this, but there’s no looking back now.
“The goat had to be called to bring back another goat.
“@CameronDiaz and I are back in action – our new movie with @NetflixFilm. Production starts later this year!!”
The project reunites Diaz and Foxx, who worked together in the 1999 sports drama Any Given Sunday and the 2014 Annie remake, which was Diaz’s final film role before retiring.
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The film will be directed and co-written by Seth Gordon, who was behind Horrible Bosses, with Brendan O’Brien also on writing duties.
Netflix has shared that it will be an action comedy film, but the story is “being kept secret”.
Production of the Netflix film will begin later this year.