Cops Called on Jamie Foxx & Cameron Diaz’s Movie for Alleged $40,000 Scam
A source says that a Rolex ruse on set has held back production of “Back in Action.”
Cameron Diaz may be second-guessing her decision to return to movies after all; with news of an alleged on-set ruse involving a Rolex watch and a plot to scam co-star Jamie Foxx.
The incident has brought her latest comeback movie, Back in Action, to a standstill. Police are currently investigating a scandal that could have cost actor and director Foxx roughly $44,400, according to The Sun.
The elaborate money-seeding plot comes after production issues forced Foxx to reportedly fire four people on the set of the Netflix-produced film. Now the same outlet has revealed an even crazier twist involves one of the sacked staffers, who “tried to get access to £33,000 in cash from Jamie Foxx” according to a new source.
“It sounds as though they tried to offer up a Rolex watch as part of the deal,” the source revealed to The Sun, “but now there’s an investigation into everything going on” which has caused the film to cease production indefinitely.
Police have been contacted and are currently looking into the alleged scam’s details, reports The Sun’s source. Not much has been revealed so far but the media outlet reported that the former staff member in question has attempted to scam other big celebrity names in the past.
Members of the Netflix film were first to reportedly contact police about the case, though The Sun states that the streaming media company has not commented on the news as of yet.
Issues have plagued Foxx’s latest filmmaking attempt since cameras started rolling. Unpredictably bad weather in the UK caused major delays, and alleged squabbles on-set were enough to send Foxx into a firing frenzy in mid-March.
Aside from news of this possible scam, the biggest upset comes from Diaz, who has been vocal about how she “hates drama and confrontation” in the film industry. The Charlie’s Angels star decided to retire from acting back in 2018, but her close friendship to the Oscar-winning actor is linked to her on-screen re-emergence.
This latest investigation may be proof enough however for Diaz to retreat back from the spotlight and focus on her family once again. After her last film, Bad Teacher, she has spent much of her time building a new life with husband Benji Madden and their three-year old daughter.
“This film has been a bit of a nightmare,” The Sun’s source also adds. “People will be glad when this thing finally wraps.”