Cameron Diaz comeback film halted as co-star Jamie Foxx struggles with $40,000 scam: reports

Cameron Diaz’s comeback film Back in Action is reportedly in jeopardy after an incident involving co-star Jamie Foxx.

An employee was reportedly recently fired after someone apparently tried to steal more than $40,000 from rapper Blame It, 55.

A source told the Sun that the film has been nothing short of a “nightmare” and “there have been a lot of delays” with “an investigation into everything that’s going on”.

“It sounds like they were trying to offer a Rolex watch as part of the deal,” the insider said of the alleged scam against Foxx.

“People will be happy when this matter is finally closed,” they added of the investigation.

The chilly weather in London – where the cast have been filming for the past few weeks – has also become a big problem, the insider explained, adding that the alleged scam was “a little scarier”.

The Netflix film is Diaz’s first project since 2014’s musical comedy Annie, which also starred Foxx.

The 50-year-old actress announced her retirement from Hollywood in 2018, choosing to focus on raising her family.

According to the Sun report, Netflix bosses turned to authorities after learning of similar attempts to scam actors out of cash.

The "Django Unchained" Star reportedly had one "meltdown" recently on set.
The ‘Django Unchained’ star reportedly had a ‘meltdown’ on set recently.
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The Holiday star Diaz is married to Good Charlotte frontman Benji Madden and they have a 3-year-old daughter, Raddix.

Aside from the fact that the comedy film is plagued with issues, Diaz still may not return to the entertainment business after the film ends.

The long hours of filming keep her away from her family and she’s finding it difficult to get back into the acting groove, a source told the Daily Mail on Monday.

Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz have directed their Netflix film "Back in action" in London.
Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz filmed their Netflix film Back in Action in London.

“Cameron loves being a mom more than anything in the world,” the insider noted. “She hates drama and confrontation. For this reason, she initially withdrew from the business.

“It’s already proven in the industry and doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone anymore,” they added.

On March 16, reports surfaced that Foxx had a “meltdown” during filming and three people were fired.

Diaz confirmed her retirement from acting in 2018 and was last seen in the 2014 comedy "annie"
Diaz confirmed her retirement from acting in 2018 and was last seen in the 2014 musical comedy Annie.
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The Sun claimed the Oscar winner fired an executive producer, two directors and his own driver.

“There were some issues on set and Jamie had a major meltdown,” a source claimed to the outlet.

“He called for the issues to be resolved immediately and fired four production workers — as if that would magically improve the situation,” the source continued. “Some people working on it are so sick of how this has turned out, and Jamie has become quite unpopular.”

The Post has reached out to Diaz and Foxx’s respective reps for comment. Cameron Diaz comeback film halted as co-star Jamie Foxx struggles with $40,000 scam: reports

Emma Bowman

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