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?
A small plot synopsis has been made available for the upcoming movie, but it doesn’t divulge too much about what we can expect:
“Woman who has been retired for 6 years comes back smarter and stronger than ever.”
Who are the cast members of Back in Action?
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 few years. Starting in 2020, Foxx starred in the superhero film Project Power and since then has appeared in the sitcom Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! , vampire action Day Shift, and They Cloned Tyrone.
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.”
Since those initial announcements, the cast for the new movie has grown to include the following:
- Kyle Chandler
- Glenn Close
- Andrew Scott
- Jamie Demetriou
- McKenna Roberts
- Rylan Jackson
- Fola Evans-Akingbola
- Katrina Durden
- Adam Basil as Hulk
- Tom Brittney as Dylan
- Alfredo Tavares as Tony / Spact Firearms
What is the production status of Back in Action?
Per ScreenDaily, the movie was set to begin production at netflix’s London Shepperton Studios between November 2022 and February 2023. The movie is also thought to have been filmed in Atlanta, Georgia.
The movie reportedly has a budget between $10 and $20 million.
Filming occurred in the UK unit from December 2, 2022, through to March 9, 2023. Production then moved to the Georgia unit, where further filming occurred between March 27, 2023, and April 14, 2023.
As you may have heard, production on Back in Action was anything but smooth sailing. As the DailyMail summarizes in an article detailing all the disruptions, they characterize the movie as being “cursed.” They detail how there was an on-set medical emergency, multiple on-set meltdowns, firings, and even the discovery of a WW2 bomb.
Of course, Jamie Foxx’s hospitalization made waves around the world while filming was taking place in Georgia.
When is the Back in Action netflix release date?
netflix hasn’t confirmed a release date for Back in Action.
The movie won’t be released in 2023, with the Fall 2023 schedule announced, and it is notably absent.
Several people working on the project state in their profiles that the movie will be released in 2024.
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