In the upcoming action-comedy Back in Action, Cameron Diaz will make a comeback to the big screen four years after declaring her acting retirement. Jamie Foxx, who also starred in Annie, will reconnect with Diaz to work on his fifth Netflix Original. Here is what we currently know about Netflix’s Back in Action.
Future Netflix Original action-comedy Back in Action is being directed by Seth Gordon of Horrible Bosses. The script for the movie was written by Brendan O’Brien, the author of Neighbors.
O’Brien is joined by Uncorked’s Datari Turner and Into the Storm’s Mark McNair as the project’s executive producers. Beau Bauman of Good One Productions and Exhibit A director Seth Gordon are additional producers.
Who Are the Back in Action Cast Members?
The greatest casting news for Back in Action is that veteran actress Cameron Diaz will make a career-third appearance alongside Jamie Foxx.
Both the 2014 adaptation of Annie and the 1999 sports drama Any Given Sunday had Diaz and Foxx as co-stars. Ironically, Diaz’s final acting role before declaring her retirement in 2018 was in the movie Annie.
Jamie Foxx assisted Diaz in coming out of retirement with a little assistance from Tom Brady, a legend of the NFL. Over the past few years, Foxx has been quite busy working on Netflix projects.
Cameron I hope you aren’t mad I recorded this, but no turning back now. Had to call in the GOAT to bring back another GOAT. @CameronDiaz and I are BACK IN ACTION – our new movie with @NetflixFilm. Production starting later this year!! 🦊🐐 pic.twitter.com/vyaGrUmbWb
— Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) June 29, 2022
Beginning in 2020, Foxx appeared in the superhero movie Project Power, the comedy Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!, the vampire action movie Day Shift, and the 2022 sci-fi comedy They Cloned Tyrone.
Diaz claimed during an interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that acting now feels “different” after a protracted absence from Hollywood.
I did that for such a long time that I kind of just slid back into the process. But it has a slightly distinct feel.
“This film with Jamie is the first movie I’ve created since Annie, which I made with Jamie. He is very wonderful to work with since he is so easygoing, professional, talented, and professional.
At the time of publication, no additional cast members had been revealed.
How Far Along is Back in Action’s Production Right Now?
Back in Action is still in active development, and production was slated to start later in 2022. It is already official; according to filming schedules, the new movie will begin production in November 2022.
The film will start shooting at Netflix’s London Shepperton Studios, according to ScreenDaily. Atlanta, Georgia is reportedly where the film is being filmed.
What Day Will Back in Action Premiere on Netflix?
Back in Action’s Netflix release date hasn’t been confirmed, but we anticipate that it will happen in late 2023 or early 2024.