Back In Action: Cameron Diaz Returns After 10 Years Away, Starring In Netflix Comedy With Jamie Foxx

Back In Action

by Jordan King |
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It's been a decade since Cameron Diaz last took to our screens, playing the villainous Miss Hannigan in 2014's Jamie Foxx co-starring Annie. But now Diaz is back in action in, er, Back In Action, Netflix's buzzy new action comedy. The Charlie's Angels and Shrek actor stars alongside Foxx in the film, which sees the pair play suburban parents with a big secret: they used to be spies! Check out the first images from the film below:

Back In Action

Hailing from Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon – who's written this one alongside Brendan O’Brien (Bad Neighbours) – Back In Action follows Emily (Diaz) and Matt (Foxx), two seemingly average parents who used to be elite CIA agents. Years after giving up spycraft to start a family however, the couple's low-key suburban life is upended when their cover is blown and they find themselves dragged back into the world of espionage. And what a world to be dragged back in to — the cast for this one is stacked! Among the movie's stars are eight-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close, All Of Us Strangers and Ripley star Andrew Scott, Friday Night Lights' Kyle Chandler, Fleabag and Stath Lets Flats funnyman Jamie Demetriou , McKenna Roberts (Skyscraper), and Rylan Jackson (Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves).

Speaking on stage at Netflix's recent Upfront presentation, Foxx paid tribute to his co-lead Diaz. "A lot of people don’t know this, but after Cameron and I did Any Given Sunday and Annie together, we became friends in real life," the Ray star shared. "And since then, I’ve been begging her to come play with me again. We all know there’s just something about her." Reciprocated Diaz: "I couldn’t have asked for a better partner — on-screen and off." And we'll get to see that partnership back in action — there it is again — when Back In Action hits the streamer on 15 November.

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