‘Back in Action’ Netflix Cameron Diaz Movie: Everything We Know So Far

Cameron Diaz will return to acting four years after announcing her retirement in the Netflix action-comedy 'Back in Action'

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Four years after announcing her retirement from acting, Cameron Diaz will return to the big screen in the upcoming action-comedy Back in Action. Diaz will reunite with fellow Annie actor Jamie Foxx, who will be working on his fifth Original for Netflix. Here’s everything we know so far about Back in Action on Netflix.

Back in Action is an upcoming Netflix Original action-comedy film directed by Horrible Bosses’ Seth Gordon. Neighbors writer Brendan O’Brien wrote the script for the feature. Datari Turner (Uncorked) and Mark McNair (Into the Storm) join O’Brien as executive producers on the project.

Further producers are Beau Bauman for Good One Productions and director Seth Gordon for Exhibit A.

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What is the plot of Back in Action?

No details of the plot have been released at this time.

Who are the cast members of Back in Action?

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The biggest casting news for Back in Action is actress Cameron Diaz coming out of retirement to act with Jamie Foxx for the third time in her career.

Diaz previously acted alongside Foxx in the 1999 sports drama Any Given Sunday, and once again in 2014 in the remake of Annie. Ironically, Annie was the last film Diaz acted in before announcing her retirement in 2018.

With a little help from NFL legend Tom Brady, Jamie Foxx helped Diaz come out of retirement.

Foxx has been extremely busy working on Netflix projects over the past couple of years. Starting in 2020, Foxx starred in the superhero film Project Power, the sitcom Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! , vampire action Day Shift and They Cloned Tyrone, a sci-fi comedy due for release in 2022.


Speaking with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, Diaz said that acting feels “different” having taken an extended break from Hollywood.

“I did that for so long, it’s kind of like the process, I kind of just fell back into it. But it feels a little bit different.”

“The last movie I made was Annie with Jamie, and so the first movie back is this film with Jamie. He’s so great, he’s so easy, he’s so professional, he’s so talented, and just being able to work with him.”

In issue 1341 of Production Weekly we learned that new cast members have been revealed. Joining Foxx and Diaz are Kyle Chandler, Glenn Close, Andrew Scott, Jamie Demetriou, McKenna Roberts, and Rylan Jackson.

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From top left to bottom right; Kyle Chandler, Glenn Close, Andrew Scott, Jamie Demetriou, McKenna Roberts, and Rylan Jackson 


What is the production status of Back in Action?

Current Production Status: Filming.

Per ScreenDaily, the movie will be beginning production at Netflix’s London Shepperton Studios. The movie is also thought to be filming in Atlanta, Georgia.

Filming took place in the UK unit from December 2nd, 2022 to March 9th, 2023. Production will move to the Georgia unit where further filming will take place between March 27th, 2023, and April 14th, 2023.

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Netflix at Shepperton Studios

When is the Back in Action Netflix release date?

Netflix hasn’t confirmed a release date for Back in Action, however, it’s our expectation that the action-comedy will be released in early 2024.

Will you be watching Back in Action? Let us know in the comments below!

‘Back in Action’ Netflix Cameron Diaz Movie: Everything We Know So Far

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