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Tim Story            

Film Director Known for "Ride Along" & "Think Like A Man"

Timothy Story a director, producer, and writer. He is the founder of The Story Company, an entertainment production company that he started with his wife in 1996. Story is the only African American director to have six films debut at No. 1 at the box office during opening weekend. His feature films have grossed over $1 billion at the box office.

After graduating from film school at USC, Story began directing music videos. His cinematic style was showcased in videos of artists who represented diverse music genres ranging from R&B to pop including N-Sync, K-Ci & JoJo, R. Kelly, Tyrese and India Arie.During this same time period, Tim and his wife Vicky founded The Story Company – an entertainment production house – where Story financed, produced, wrote, edited and directed two feature length films – One Of Us Tripped and The Firing Squad .

In 2002, Story made his directorial debut with the smash hit comedy Barbershop, starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Anthony Anderson and Michael Ealy. The film opened at number one at the box office and garnered an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture. He followed that success in 2004, with the action comedy Taxi, starring Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Esposito.

Immediately after Taxi, Story went to work on the epic adventure Fantastic Four. The movie, based on the celebrated Marvel comic, premiered at number one at the box office and went on to earn over $330 million worldwide. It is Story’s most successful film to date. Story also helmed the 2007 sequel, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. That film also debuted at number one at the box office and brought in over $289 million.

Story also directed Academy Award winner Forrest Whittaker in Hurricane Season, the true story of a high school basketball coach and a team of displaced students that he led to the New Orleans State High School Basketball Championship in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

In 2012, Story helmed the blockbuster romantic ensemble comedy, Think Like A Man, starring Kevin Hart. The film was number one at the box office for two weeks and grossed over $96 million worldwide. Story later directed the sequel Think Like a Man Too. He is set to executive produce a TV series of the same name.

He directed Kevin Hart and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in the Ride Along films, helming both installments of the franchise. The third film, Ride Along 3, has been announced with Story set to direct.

Story has also directed segments for Kevin Hart's concert films, Laugh at My Pain, Let Me Explain and What Now? He directed the 2019 remake of Shaft, which starred Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher and Regina Hall.


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Tom and Jerry are ready to play cat and mouse once more in a new movie from director Tim Story.
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Warner Bros today announced untitled films based on 'Sesame Street' and 'Tom & Jerry' and dated both for release in 2021.
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Kevin Hart is to star in a Monopoly movie for Lionsgate and Hasbro with his Ride Along franchise director Tim Story helming.

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