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

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

Cameron Diaz as Emily and Jamie Foxx as Matt in Back In Action
Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx star in Netflix film Back In Action. (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.

Jamie Foxx as Matt and Cameron Diaz as Emily in Back In Action
The film marks Diaz’s first major movie role since 2014. (John Wilson/Netflix)

Back in Action will be released on Netflix on 15 November.

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.

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.

Glenn Close, Jamie Demetriou, Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx in Back In Action
Glenn Close and Jamie Demetriou star alongside Diaz and Foxx. (John Wilson/Netflix)

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.

Production was delayed after Foxx suffered a medical emergency in 2023, so the film also marks a return of sorts for the Django Unchained star too.

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?

Jamie Foxx as Matt and Cameron Diaz as Emily in Back In Action
Diaz and Foxx star as former CIA spies. (John Wilson/Netflix)

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 to Netflix on 15 November.