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Cameron Diaz Was ‘Encouraged’ to ‘Unretire’ by Husband Benji Madden: She’s ‘Excited’ (Source)

Cameron Diaz Was ‘Encouraged’ to ‘Unretire’ by Husband Benji Madden: She’s ‘Excited’ (Source)

A family source tells PEOPLE that Cameron Diaz is “nervous” but “mostly excited” about making her return to acting in Back in Action opposite Jamie Foxx

Benji Madden is wife Cameron Diaz’s biggest cheerleader.

Days after it was announced that Diaz, 49, will be making her return to acting in a new Netflix film titled Back in Action alongside Jamie Foxx, a family source tells PEOPLE that Madden, 43, “is very excited for her.”

“He encouraged her to unretire,” the insider continues.

According to the source, the action-comedy is “the perfect movie project for” Diaz to make her return with, as “she worked with Jamie in the past and had a blast.”

“She feels a bit rusty and nervous about it, but mostly excited,” the insider adds. “She is ready to tackle this movie project.”

In audio from a phone conversation shared Wednesday by Foxx, 54, Diaz can be heard telling him, “I feel excited but I don’t know how to do this, you know?” before he responds, “I got somebody on the other line that can help you with this.”

Tom Brady soon joins the call, telling Diaz that Foxx told him she could use “a few tips on how to un-retire.” (Brady, 44, famously returned to the NFL in March, after first announcing his departure only the previous month.)

“I’m relatively successful at un-retiring,” Brady quipped.

Diaz also shared the audio clip to her Instagram Story, writing, “@iamjamiefoxx only you could get me back in action! I can’t frickin wait it’s gonna be a blast!”

Diaz — who married Madden in 2015 and has a 2-year-old daughter, Raddix, with the Good Charlotte rocker — previously stepped away from acting following her performance as Miss Hannigan in 2014’s Annie, in which she co-starred alongside Fox.

The actress heaped praise upon her musician husband during a March appearance on the Michelle Visage’s Rule Breakers podcast, saying, “He’s really taught me to value myself a lot more.”

Diaz went on to say she wasn’t expecting to feel that way initially, because she “was receiving so much validation elsewhere and in all these other ways” before her relationship with Madden.

“With our marriage, I learned how to really go all in. You know what I mean? … Nothing else comes before this,” she added. “It’s not hard to do, because it’s the most valuable thing I have.”

For Madden and Diaz, “We know that, no matter what, we can just go and be just a family anywhere, and we’re fine,” she explained. “We don’t need any of the things that we have, other than each other.”

Cameron ‘Un-Retires’ to star in Netflix film “Back In Action” with Jamie Foxx

Cameron ‘Un-Retires’ to star in Netflix film “Back In Action” with Jamie Foxx

Cameron Diaz (Charlie’s Angels) is coming out of retirement for a Netflix film titled Back in Action, in which she’ll star opposite Jamie Foxx (Day Shift).

The storyline for the action-comedy is being kept under wraps, but Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) is directing from a scriupt he wrote with Brendan O’Brien’s (Neighbors). Beau Bauman (Central Intelligence) is producing for Good One Productions alongside Gordon for Exhibit A, with Foxx, Datari Turner, O’Brien and Mark McNair exec producing.

Foxx teased the new project this morning on Twitter via an audio clip of a phone conversation with Diaz, who confesses that she’s “so excited” yet “anxious” about getting back into acting. Says Diaz, “I don’t know how to do this, you know?”

Subsequently brought onto the line to offer her “a few tips on how to un-retire” is Tom Brady — the NFL icon Foxx refers to as “the GOAT,” who announced his retirement after 22 seasons in February, backtracking on that decision a little over a month later.

“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,” Foxx captioned the post. “@CameronDiaz and I are BACK IN ACTION – our new movie with @NetflixFilm. Production starting later this year!!”

Diaz officially confirmed her retirement from acting in 2018, having last appeared on the feature side in Will Gluck’s adaptation of the musical Annie for Sony. The beloved four-time Golden Globe nominee is best known for her turns in such films as Bad TeacherKnight and Day, the Shrek and Charlie’s Angels franchises, My Sister’s KeeperWhat Happens in VegasThe HolidayGangs of New YorkVanilla SkyAny Given SundayBeing John Malkovich and There’s Something About Mary, among many others. Whether she’ll be back to acting consistently on the heels of Back in Action is not yet clear.

Foxx won an Oscar in 2005 for Ray, landing a second nom the same year for Collateral. The decorated actor was recently seen in Spider-Man: No Way Home and will next appear in films including J.J. Perry’s fantasy pic Day Shift, Juel Taylor’s They Cloned Tyrone, Josh Greenbaum’s Strays, Maggie Betts’ The Burial, Nick Cassavetes’ God Is a Bullet, the comedy All-Star Weekend which he’s directing, and Brad Furman’s action pic Tin Soldier, among other projects.

Despite Brady’s involvement in Foxx’s Twitter announcement, he’s not officially a part of Back in Action. Listen to the clip featuring Foxx, Diaz and Brady below.

Diaz is repped by LBI Entertainment and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; Foxx by CAA, LBI and Johnson, Shapiro, Slewett & Kole; Gordon by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, WME and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern; and O’Brien by 3 Arts Entertainment, UTA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller.

Diaz Reportedly Eyed For Big MCU Villain Role

Diaz Reportedly Eyed For Big MCU Villain Role

If there’s one department within Marvel Studios that is absolutely nailing its job, it’s the casting team. Just look at how tough it is for us to let members of the original cast – like Robert Downey Jr. – go, as we embrace the next wave of superheroes and supervillains. The proof is in the pudding, and they’ve definitely earned our trust when it comes to cherry-picking the new generation of on-screen characters. With that established, let’s get right into it.

According to sources close to WGTC – the same ones who told us Taskmaster would be the villain in Black Widow and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier would be delayed, both of which were correct – the latest actor being eyed to portray an MCU role is none other than Cameron Diaz. Yes, the very same Cameron Diaz of Charlie’s Angels and Being John Malkovich fame. It’s unclear if she’s actually been approached yet, but we’re told that if they can convince her to come out of retirement, they’d love to have her on board.

So, who would Diaz be playing if she does join the world of Marvel? Well, she’s reportedly being considered to play the villainous role of Thanos’ love interest Mistress Death from the comic books, a character we expected to see somewhere along the Infinity Saga but ultimately never showed. Where she might appear first, we don’t yet know, but Mad Titan co-creator Jim Starlin certainly thinks that her inclusion is likely now more than ever, as Marvel gets ready to step into the realm of the strange – no pun intended – with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

In Marvel Comics, Thanos’ real motivation for collecting the Infinity Stones and wiping out half the population of the universe is to impress Mistress Death. Without that particular narrative though, the movies will need to adjust the lore to accommodate her existence, but that’s something that they’ve already been doing, so it shouldn’t be too hard.

Maybe the rumored Thanos prequel TV series will build some of that history between the two villains before she appears in the MCU movies. Regardless of the route they take, it sounds like Josh Brolin’s purple giant will return to plague the world again in future Phases of the franchise.

But tell us, should Marvel manage to convince Cameron Diaz to sign on, do you think she’d be a good fit for the MCU

‘She’s the One’ Blu-Ray Screencaptures Added

‘She’s the One’ Blu-Ray Screencaptures Added

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Cameron Diaz Might Come Out Of Retirement For The Mask Sequel

Cameron Diaz Might Come Out Of Retirement For The Mask Sequel

1994 was the year that Jim Carrey seemingly came out of nowhere to become one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask and Dumb and Dumber all arriving in theaters within the space of ten months and earning over $700 million at the box office combined. Carrey has since made sequels to two of those breakout hits, but we never got a follow-up to The Mask unless you count 2005’s Son of the Mask, which most people don’t because it was awful.

However, rumors of a long-delayed sequel have started picking up steam recently, with creator Mike Richardson revealing his interest in a female-driven spinoff, while we’ve previously reported that there was also interest in bringing Carrey back for both a second big screen outing as Stanley Ipkiss and an adult-orientated animated series on HBO Max.

For what it’s worth, the actor has admitted that he’d be game for a return provided it lands in the hands of a suitably talented filmmaker, but he may not be the only original cast member who comes back. According to sources close to WGTC – the same ones that told us that the character would be appearing in Space Jam 2 before it was confirmed in leaked footage – not only is The Mask 2 back on the table, but the studio are hoping to lure Cameron Diaz out of retirement to star alongside their rubber-faced leading man.

Diaz made her big screen debut as love interest Tina Carlyle in The Mask, and went on to become a huge star before quietly retiring from acting following her appearance in Annie 20 years later. She seems to be happy with her lot, but the promise of a brief cameo or a hefty paycheck could tempt her to return, as well as bring her career full circle.

Whether it ends up happening or not, 90s nostalgia is all the rage these days, so a long-delayed sequel to The Mask can never be officially ruled out. But even if it was announced today, Jim Carrey would be at least 60 by the time it made it to the big screen and we all remember how Dumb and Dumber To turned out after the actor decided to revisit one of his most iconic characters after a lengthy hiatus. Still, the demand for more of the property is certainly there and we imagine WB is just waiting to see how his cameo in Space Jam 2 goes down before officially announcing it.

‘The Sweetest Thing’ Blu-Ray Captures + Stills Added

‘The Sweetest Thing’ Blu-Ray Captures + Stills Added

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