Jamie Foxx ‘calls cops as he’s targeted for £33,000 in elaborate scam’
Cameron Diaz’s comeback movie has reportedly been halted after a plot surfaced to steal £33,000 from co-star Jamie Foxx in a scam.
The bosses of Netflix’s big-budget movie Back In Action are said to have halted production while conducting an investigation that led to a staff member being fired.
It is claimed that the police were contacted about the incident, as it is believed that the same worker may be linked to other attempts to extort large sums of money from big stars in the past.
said a source Sun: ‘This film has been a bit of a nightmare.
“There have been a lot of delays, especially with the weather thanks to filming outdoors in London in winter, but the latest issue is a bit more ominous.
On hold: Cameron Diaz’s comeback film has reportedly been halted after a plot surfaced to steal £33,000 from co-star Jamie Foxx in a scam (couple pictured December 2014)
“A member of staff has been fired and there are investigations after someone tried to gain access to £33,000 in cash from Jamie Foxx.
“It looks like they tried to offer a Rolex watch as part of the deal, but now there’s an investigation into everything that’s going on.” People will be glad when this is finally over.
MailOnline has contacted Netflix and a representative for Jamie for comment.
After it surfaced, Cameron likely won’t return to Hollywood for another movie, after a friend revealed the star has been struggling with super-long work days separating her from husband Benji Madden and their three-year-old daughter. Radix.
She officially retired from her Hollywood career in 2018, before being lured by her close friend Jamie to star opposite him in the action-comedy Back In Action.
But his comeback project was thrown into chaos earlier this month, when it was reported that Jamie “had an absolute meltdown” on the film’s UK set, leading to three people being laid off.
Now, a source close to the star has revealed that while she doesn’t have a problem with Jamie, it’s likely she won’t return to the world of movies after finishing the project, because she’s had a hard time being away from her family. and she hates the ‘drama and confrontation’ that so often breaks out on movie sets.
“These back-to-back 10-hour work days have been very important to her and she hates being away from Raddix,” the friend tells MailOnline exclusively, adding: “Cameron loves being a mum more than anything in the world.”
Investigation: The bosses of Netflix’s big-budget movie Back In Action are said to have halted production while conducting an investigation that led to a staff member being fired (Jamie pictured last month)
‘She hates drama and confrontation. This is why she got out of the business in the first place,” the source adds. “She has already proven herself in the industry and she has nothing more to prove to anyone.”
Cameron stepped away from Hollywood in 2018 to spend more time with her rocker husband Benji of 44 years.
The two welcomed their daughter in December 2019 and have been incredibly private about their lives as parents to their three-year-old daughter.
According to the source, while Benji has been incredibly “supportive” of his wife’s decision to come out of retirement, the decision has taken its toll on him.
“Benji supports everything Cameron does, but it’s been a lot for him,” the source tells DailyMail.com. “Even though he got to see his family while filming the movie, it’s just not the same.”
Regarding Jamie’s on-set tantrum that led to him firing an executive producer, two directors and his host, the source did not provide specific details.
Family: After years of speculation, Cameron officially announced that she would stop acting in 2018 so she could spend more time with herself and her husband, rocker Benji Madden, 43 (pictured together in 2016)
However, they said they would be “incredibly surprised if it caused any tension between Jamie and Cameron.”
“When you’re in a position of authority, sometimes you have to make decisions to fire people who don’t share the same vision as you,” says the friend.
“Cameron is a business person and he understands that this is necessary sometimes and, honestly, Jamie is the only reason he’s making this movie and they’re still very close.”
Over the course of two decades, Cameron racked up more than 40 blockbuster movies and, at one point, was the highest-paid actress in Hollywood.
However, since announcing his retirement, he has pursued other ventures, including creating his own wine brand, Avaline, which he launched with business partner Katherine Powers during the height of the pandemic in 2020.
This venture was a major turning point for the Charlie’s Angels actress and, according to the source, has given her a new creative outlet to focus on.
“Cameron was very invested in Avaline and was instrumental in its creation,” the source shared.
“Aveline has grown exponentially and it’s something Cameron is very, very proud of.”
MailOnline contacted Cameron’s spokesperson for comment.