Cameron Diaz emerges from retirement for her first new film since Annie in 2014. Diaz is most recognized for her comedic parts, having starred in a succession of successful comedic films since her debut in 1994’s The Mask with Jim Carrey. She is most recognized for her appearances in There’s Something About Mary and the Charlie’s Angels trilogy, but she also appeared in Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday and Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York, as well as Knight and Day alongside Tom Cruise and the Shrek flicks as Princess Fiona.
In the 2014 adaption of Annie, Diaz plays Hannigan alongside Will Stacks as portrayed by Jamie Foxx. The film had a small success, but Diaz chose to concentrate on her personal life, stating that she found calm “because I was finally taking care of me.” Although she never officially declared her retirement, the actress simply stopped working while becoming a wife (to Benji Madden of Good Charlotte), mother, novelist, and businesswoman. Jamie Foxx, who will co-star with her in the appropriately named Netflix action-comedy Back In Action, confirmed Diaz’s comeback. The announcement was made with a tape of a phone conversation between Foxx and Diaz, in which Diaz expresses her apprehension about coming out of retirement. Foxx claims he can assist her by bringing in NFL quarterback Tom Brady, who has experience with coming out of retirement. Foxx shared the screen with Diaz in her most recent picture, Annie, and in 1999’s Any Given Sunday. The actor has stayed active in cinema, television, and music, appearing in productions such as Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, Michael B. Jordan’s Just Mercy, and Spider-Man: No Way Home, in which he reprises his role as Electro. Foxx has also found success on Netflix, appearing in the action-horror flick Day Shift, which will be released later this year. It is possible that Foxx’s favorable experience with the streamer helped convince Diaz to return to the game.
Diaz is one of the most adored actresses of the previous several decades, and her charisma has been much missed, particularly in the area of romantic comedies, where she excelled. She is no stranger to action roles, as seen by her involvement in the Charlie’s Angels flicks and James Mangold’s Knight and Day alongside Tom Cruise. Diaz’s return to the action-comedy genre and pairing with Foxx is a pleasant reunion that will undoubtedly reintroduce her to the film industry that made her a star in the first place.