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When will Cameron Diaz’s new film Back In Action be released?

Jamie Foxx, Andrew Scott and Glenn Close co-star in new spy comedy

Back in Action heads to Netflix later in 2024. (John Wilson/Netflix)
Back in Action heads to Netflix later in 2024. (John Wilson/Netflix)

Cameron Diaz is set to return to movies after a decade-long hiatus in Back in Action, a new spy comedy with a starry ensemble cast that’s due to land on Netflix later this year.

Shooting to fame with movies like The Mask, There’s Something About Mary and Charlie’s Angels, Diaz’s last major movie roles were back in 2014 with films like Sex Tape, Annie and The Other Woman. While she may have been out of the spotlight for a few years, Diaz will soon return in a big way with Back In Action.

What else do we know about her new movie? Here’s a quick rundown of all the key details.

When is Back In Action released?

Back in Action will be released on to Netflix at some point in 2024 but a concrete debut date has yet to be revealed.

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. (Netflix)

The film is directed by Seth Gordon, the same filmmaker behind 2011’s Charle Day, Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis comedy Horrible Bosses and 2017’s Baywatch movie. Gordon co-wrote the film’s screenplay alongside fellow writer Brendan O’Brien.

Is there a trailer for Back in Action?

While a full trailer for Back in Action is yet to surface we have seen glimpses of Gordon’s movie in a sizzle reel released by Netflix teasing their upcoming slate of projects.

Nestled in between scenes from the streamer’s new movies and shows, clips from Back In Action can be found at the 2.08-minute mark, with a very brief clip featured at the start of the trailer too.

While it’s not much to go on, scenes of Diaz’s spy matriarch Emily dispatching some baddies while her bemused kids look on provides a nice flavour of the action-comedy mix that we can likely expect from her new movie.

Who’s starring in Back In Action?

WOODLAND HILLS, CA - JUNE 10:  Actress Cameron Diaz arrives at Because Age Is A State Of Mind: Cameron Diaz Joins MPTF To Celebrate Health And Fitness at The Wasserman Campus on June 10, 2016 in Woodland Hills, California.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Cameron Diaz's last major acting role was in 2014. (FilmMagic)

Diaz will star alongside Jamie Foxx. Together, they'll play Emily and Matt, a happily married couple who have long put their previous spy life behind them in order to focus on family stuff.

Together, they’ll be joined by All Of Us Strangers star Andrew Scott, Fatal Attraction’s Glenn Close, Friday Night Lights actor Kyle Chandler and Stath Lets Flats and Barbie star Jamie Demetriou. Skyscraper’s McKenna Roberts and Rylan Jackson of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves will also star.

Great cast, right? Unfortunately, details on who all of these fine actors are playing and how exactly they fit into Diaz and Foxx’s overall story are still a mystery - for now.

What is the plot of Back in Action?

HONOLULU, HAWAII - JANUARY 10: Actor Jamie Foxx looks on during the pro-am prior to the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 10, 2024 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Jamie Foxx stars alongside Cameron Diaz in Back in Action. (Getty Images)

As we briefly mentioned above, Diaz and Foxx star as a happily married couple with kids trying their best to enjoy a tame family life. However, it’s not long before their past catches up to them - one that saw them both work as CIA spies.

When ghosts from their old work life come back to haunt them and their cover is blown, the pair are forced to come out of retirement for one more mission - much to the surprise of their none-the-wiser kids.


Back in Action is coming soon to Netflix.