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Cameron Diaz: That's Why We'll See 'Knight And Day'

The advance hype for the adventure comedy "Knight and Day" has centered on the creative input of its star, Tom Cruise, still hungry for redemption after his mid-decade meltdown. What speaks well of him here is that his costar, Cameron Diaz, has retained her loyalty to him. (The two  teamed up on "Vanilla Sky"; she did a walk-on for "Minority Report.") Diaz has been a game, resourceful star even when she's chosen projects badly. In that tearjerker "My Sister's Keeper," she was an unexpected powerhouse, conveying the heroism and the tunnel vision of a zealous mother. The best scenes in "The Holiday" (above) featured Diaz matching an infinite variety of stutter steps to an array of smart, dizzy glances as a single woman who's a bundle of resentment, intelligence and feeling. In "Knight and Day" she has a director, James Mangold, who has brought out new facets of male and female performers in films like "Walk the Line" and the remake of "3:10 to Yuma." Let's hope, under Mangold's direction, she and Cruise make beautiful action together.  How much are you looking forward to it?

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