Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx are Back in Action! The movie's release date and more

Back In Action. (L to R) Jamie Foxx as Matt and Cameron Diaz as Emily in Back In Action. Cr. John Wilson/Netflix © 2024.
Back In Action. (L to R) Jamie Foxx as Matt and Cameron Diaz as Emily in Back In Action. Cr. John Wilson/Netflix © 2024. /

After nearly 10 years of being away from appearing onscreen, Cameron Diaz is making a return to acting in the new Netflix film Back in Action. We’ve certainly missed the star on our screens!

On May 15, the streaming service officially announced the date of the beloved actress' comeback: The movie will make its premiere on Friday, Nov. 15. Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday!

Netflix announced the release date of the highly anticipated movie during their 2024 upfront presentation, during which Diaz and Foxx were on hand to introduce the movie and celebrate the impending release of her post-retirement movie.

The Netflix Original movie is an action-comedy. Seth Gordon, who is behind 2011 film Horrible Bosses, directed the production from a script he wrote with Brendan O’Brien, according to Deadline. Gordon, O’Brien, Beau Bauman, Datari Turner, Mark McNair, and actor Jamie Foxx all executive produce.

What is the movie about?

In the past, Diaz has played a mother in multiple movies, but Back in Action will mark her first time playing a mom in a movie after becoming one in real life. Diaz shares daughter Raddix (born 2019) and son Cardinal (born 2024) with husband Benji Madden.

The movie finds Diaz and Foxx as parents who are drawn back to their past as top secret agents. Unlike Diaz coming out of retirement, her character's return to her profession won't be as easy of a transition.

Here's the movie's official synopsis via Netflix:

"Years after giving up life as CIA spies to start a family, Emily and Matt find themselves dragged back into the world of espionage when their cover is blown."

Back in Action
Back In Action. (L to R) Glenn Close as Ginny, Jamie Demetriou as Nigel, Cameron Diaz as Emily and Jamie Foxx as Matt in Back In Action. Cr. John Wilson/Netflix © 2024. /

Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx lead the cast

Other than the lovely Diaz coming out of retirement, we’re also going to see Jamie Foxx starring alongside the star. This will be the third time the duo works together on a project!

Their first movie together was 1999 sports drama Any Given Sunday. Then they appeared together in 2014 in the remake of Annie. The musical comedy-drama was the final production Diaz appeared in before announcing her retirement in 2018.

Deadline reported two exciting cast additions to the project: Kyle Chandler and Glenn Close! The actor is best known for playing Eric Taylor in Friday Night Lights. Close has received a number of awards over her 40-year career, including three Primetime Emmy Awards.

Check out the cast members announced so far:

  • Jamie Foxx as Matt
  • Cameron Diaz as Emily
  • Kyle Chandler
  • Andrew Scott
  • Jamie Demetriou
  • McKenna Roberts
  • Rylan Jackson

Be sure to stay tuned to Netflix Life as we bring you all the updates about Back in Action starring Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx!