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Cameron Diaz returns to the big screen.
After a self-declared retirement, Diaz, 49, will star opposite Jamie Foxx in the new Netflix movie “Back in Action.”
Foxx, 54, shared the announcement on Twitter along with a clip of him, Diaz and Tom Brady talking.
“Cameron hope you’re not mad I recorded this but no rewind now. Had to call the GOAT to bring another GOAT back,” Foxx said on his Twitter post. . “Cameron Diaz and I are BACK IN ACTION – our newest movie with Netflix. Production begins later this year!!”
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In the music video, you can hear the legendary NFL quarterback mention Diaz coming out of retirement. Brady has experience with not retiring as he announced his retirement earlier this year only to step back two months later.
“I was talking to Jamie, and he said you need some advice on not retiring. And I’m doing relatively well and not retiring,” Brady told the duo.
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Seth Rogan will direct the film and he co-wrote the screenplay with Brendan O’Brien. Foxx shared that production is expected to begin later this year.
Diaz’s last film role was with Foxx in “Annie,” released in 2014. Diaz and Foxx also starred side-by-side in “Any Given Sunday,” in 1999.
In a one-on-one conversation in August with Kevin Hart on her Peacock talk show, “Hart to Heart,” Diaz admitted that she wanted to be able to manage her own time.
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“When you’re the person who’s kind of achieving that one thing – you’re the person on screen, you’re the person who is ‘the talent’ – all around you – all the parts of you that aren’t that – needs to be entrusted to other people,” the ‘Charlie Angels’ star told the comedian.
Diaz felt that being programmed by others was not what made her feel fulfilled.
“Me as a human being – not me as Cameron Diaz, because Cameron Diaz is a machine – but for my personal, spiritual self, I realized that it’s kind of like this part of me that works at a high level wasn’t ‘not enough’, she said.
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She admitted that she loved acting and had the energy to keep doing it, but wanted more control.
“I really think it’s the people you have in your life that can help you get things done. And I had amazing people, and I had people who weren’t always in my best interests. But you don’t have time to figure out these things if you’re going, going, going, going with blinders on,” Diaz explained.
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