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Cameron Diaz in Talks to Join Keanu Reeves in Jonah Hill-Directed Dark Comedy ‘Outcome’

Cameron Diaz is looking to make her comeback to acting a bit more permanent, with Apple Original Films announcing that she’s in final negotiations to star alongside Jonah Hill and Keanu Reeves in the upcoming dark comedy “Outcome.”

Directed by Hill from a script he co-wrote with Ezra Woods, “Outcome” will star Reeves as Reef, a damaged Hollywood star who must “dive into the dark depths of his past to confront his demons and make amends after he is extorted with a mysterious video clip from his past.”

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Details of Diaz’s role have not been disclosed, but the casting is quite a coup. Diaz has made quite the career based on her comedic chops, with films like “The Mask,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “There’s Something About Mary,” “Bad Teacher” and the “Charlie’s Angels” and “Shrek” franchises grossing more than $7 billion worldwide. Plus, she’s nabbed Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA nominations for her dramatic turns in such films as “Being John Malkovich,” “Vanilla Sky” and “Gangs of New York.”

In 2018, Diaz stepped back from Hollywood and put more focus toward her endeavors as a bestselling author and entrepreneur. But Diaz joining Hill and Reeves in “Outcome” is a welcome sign that the star is truly “Back in Action” following her highly-anticipated turn opposite Jamie Foxx in the Netflix action comedy by the same name, which marks her official “un-retirement.”

Hill will also produce “Outcome” alongside Matt Dines and Ali Goodwin under their Strong Baby banner. The project marks Hill’s latest collaboration with Apple Original Films, as the parties are also developing a Grateful Dead biopic with Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions. Scorsese will direct that film, written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, with Jonah Hill starring and producing. Hill, Dines and Goodwin will also produce for Strong Baby.

Deadline was first to report news of the casting talks. Diaz is repped by Rick Yorn, CEO of LBI Entertainment.

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