Cameron Diaz comeback movie halted as co-star Jamie Foxx hit with $40K scam: reports

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

One employee was allegedly fired recently after someone apparently attempted to steal more than $40,000 from the “Blame It” rapper, 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 going on.”

“It sounds as though they tried to offer up a Rolex watch as part of the deal,” the insider said of the alleged scam against Foxx.

“People will be glad when this thing finally wraps,” they added about the investigation.

The chilly weather in London — where the cast has been filming in recent weeks — has also become a big issue, the insider explained, while adding that the recent alleged con was “a bit more sinister.”

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

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

According to the Sun report, Netflix bosses reached out to authorities after learning of similar attempts at swindling actors out of cash.

The “Django Unchained” star allegedly 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 comedy film being plagued with issues, Diaz still may not come back to the entertainment biz following the movie’s conclusion.

The long hours of shooting keep her away from her family and she is having a difficult time getting back into the acting groove, a source told the Daily Mail on Monday.

Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz have been shooting their Netflix film "Back in Action" in London.
Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz have been shooting 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. This is why she retired from the business in the first place.

“She has already proven herself in the industry and has nothing left to prove to anyone,” they added.

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

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 that the Oscar winner fired an executive producer, two directors and his own driver.

“There have been some issues on set and Jamie has had a major meltdown over it all,” a source alleged to the outlet.

“He demanded the problems be sorted immediately and sacked four of the production staff — as if that would magically improve the situation,” the source continued. “Some people working on it are totally fed up with how this has played out and Jamie has become pretty unpopular.”

The Post has reached out to Diaz’s and Foxx’s respective representatives for comment.

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