The actress, 49, previously confirmed she was stepping back from the screen in 2018 after a career that saw her become one of the industry’s most bankable stars, known for films including There’s Something About Mary, Charlie’s Angels and The Holiday.
Cameron Diaz is coming out of her acting retirement for a new film titled Back In Action with Jamie Foxx.
Actor and comedian Foxx teased the news on Twitter by sharing a phone call he had with Diaz where she admitted she was feeling “so anxious” but also “excited” about the move back to the big screen.
While on the phone, he then asked if he could add someone to the call, as he connected Diaz with American footballer Tom Brady, who told her: “I was talking to Jamie and he said you need a few tips on how to un-retire.
“I’m relatively successful at unretiring."
“Honestly, exactly what I needed.”
Cameron Foxx captioned the post: “Cameron I hope you aren’t mad that I recorded this, but there is no turning back now.
I had to call in the goat to bring back another goat.
Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz at a photocall for Annie in London in December 2014.
Diaz and Foxx previously worked together on 1999’s sports drama Any Given Sunday and 2014’s Annie remake, which was Diaz’s final film role before she retired.
The movie will be directed and co-written by Seth Gordon, who was behind Horrible Bosses.
Netflix has shared that it will be an action-comedy film. The storyline is “being kept under wraps."
Production for the Netflix film will start later this year.