After an eight-year break from making movies, Cameron Diaz (Gangs of New York) is returning to acting. She will star opposite Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx (Ray) for a role in an upcoming original Netflix film.
According to Deadline, Diaz, who is of Cuban descent, will join Foxx in Back in Action, an action-comedy directed and co-written by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) and co-written by Brendan O’Brien (Neighbors). The plot for the film is currently unknown.
However, Diaz is “so anxious” and “excited” to return to a career she started in 1994 as Jim Carrey’s love interest in The Mask. We know this because Foxx recorded a recent phone conversation with Diaz where he patched in legendary quarterback Tom Brady to talk to her about her decision to “un-retire.” Earlier this year, Brady famously “un-retired” 41 days after he initially retired from the NFL after 22 seasons.
“I don’t know how to do this, ya know?” Diaz tells Foxx during their call. Foxx then tells Diaz that he has someone on the other line “that can help you with this.”
When Brady joins the call, Foxx says, “Cameron, it’s the G.O.A.T.” Brady then tells Diaz, “I was talking to Jaime, and he says you need a few tips on how to un-retire. I’m relatively successful at unretiring.” Foxx then jumps off the line and the recording ends.
Diaz was last seen in the musical comedy remake of Annie in late 2014. She starred as Miss Hannigan, the cruel director of a foster home where the title character lives. Some of Diaz’s career highlights include her roles in My Best Friend’s Wedding, Being John Malkovich and There’s Something About Mary where another NFL superstar, Brett Favre, plays her ex-boyfriend.